Bombs, Smugglers And Shots Fired: The Flight From Syria To Iraq

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Bombs, Smugglers And Shots Fired: The Flight From Syria To Iraq
The decision to flee their homeland is just the beginning. Syrian Kurds face many dangers to get to the relative safety of an Iraqi refugee camp.
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Since Turkey launched its military operation into Northeast Syria, neighboring Iraq has received a new wave of refugees.

An estimated 13,000 Syrians have made the journey to Iraq's Kurdish region. Elizabeth Hagedorn brings Newsy this report from Bardarash refugee camp, which hosts most of the incoming refugees — nearly all of whom paid smugglers to cross the closed border.