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Number of Iraqis who returned to Iraq from Syria reaches 7,000
Number of Iraqis who returned to Iraq from Syria reaches 7,000
Iraq''s government urged all Iraqis living in Syria to return home immediately to escape being wounded or killed in the country''s escalating civil war. (EPA)

Iraqi government had warned their citizens who live in Syria to return to Iraq in June.

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Iraqi Red Crescent has declared that the number of Iraqis who returned to their homeland from Syria reached 7,000.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) correspondent on Tuesday, Governor of Ninova province in northern Iraq, Esil El-Nuceyfi, said that their doors were open wide to all Iraqis who want to return to their homeland.

Stating that all security measures had been taken at the northern Iraqi border crossing in Rabia, "Syrian authorities said that the border gate in Rabia has been occupied by armed forces, and they say the issue would be solved in a couple of days," said El-Nuceyfi.

Meanwhile, Ahmed El-Hizai, spokesperson for Iraqi Red Crescent, declared that the number of Iraqis who were coming back to Iraq from Syria reached 7,000 since last Thursday.

Iraqi government had warned their citizens who live in Syria to return to Iraq in June.

During 2003 Iraq War, thousands of supporters of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had moved to the Syria.



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