- Title: Fleeing violence, hundreds of Syrian Kurds arrive in Iraqâ€™s Dohuk
- Date: 25th October 2019
- Summary: DOHUK, IRAQ (OCTOBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SYRIAN DISPLACED FAMILIES, WHO FLED THE VIOLENCE FROM THE TURKISH MILITARY OFFENSIVE, IN BUSES ENTERING THE BARDARASH REFUGEE CAMP IN DOHUK, IRAQ VARIOUS OF PARKED BUSES VARIOUS OF GIRLS LOOKING OUT OF BUS WINDOWS DISPLACED PEOPLE GETTING OUT OF BUSES (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DISPLACED SYRIAN KURD, YOUSIF MOHAMMED, SAYING: "We are facing a lot of problems, including the fighter jets bombing us. So, this is why we fled. Erdogan is now occupying Syrian territories, so for this reason, we left our district. God willing, the situation goes back to normal and we will return to Syria." DISPLACED KURDS GETTING OFF BUSES DISPLACED SYRIAN PEOPLE WALKING TOWARDS CAMP (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DISPLACED MAN, KHALIL SALIH, SAYING: "There is no security. The Turkish troops are fighting us with heavy weapons." MEN PLACING FOOD FROM A LARGE COOKING POT ONTO PLATES MAN CARRYING PLATES WITH FOOD AND DISTRIBUTING THEM TO DISPLACED PEOPLE CHILDREN EATING ELDERLY LADY IN WHEELCHAIR EATING PERSON WITH CHILD SAT ON LUGGAGE, WITH MEN QUEUING BY TENT VARIOUS OF BARDARASH REFUGEE CAMP WHERE DISPLACED FAMILIES FROM SYRIA HAVE ARRIVED CHILDREN PLAYING VARIOUS OF DISPLACED FAMILIES AROUND TENTS
- Embargoed: 8th November 2019 20:34
- Keywords: Syrian Kurds displaced Iraqâ€™s Dohuk Turkish military offensive Bardarash refugee camp
- Location: DOHUK, IRAQ
- City: DOHUK, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2LKDVR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of Syrians forced to flee the violence caused by the Turkish military offensive arrived in Bardarash refugee camp in Dohuk on Friday (October 25), a town in Iraq's Kurdish region.
According to the United Nations, more than 176,000 have fled their homes since Turkey launched its assault against Kurdish militia after President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria's northeast.
Much of the northeast was controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), whose main component is the YPG militia, seen by Turkey as a terrorist group because of its links to Kurdish insurgents in southeast Turkey.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan have recently struck a deal to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey. The deal endorses the return of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces to the border alongside Russian troops, replacing the Americans who had patrolled the region for years with their former Kurdish allies.
(Production: Kawa Omar, Mohammed Al-Ramahi, Maher Nazeh, Mohammed Katfan)
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