Whitelaw, Kevin; Saleh, Amer
December 2006
U.S. News & World Report;12/11/2006, Vol. 141 Issue 22, p30
The article reports that Iraqis are fleeing to Syria to escape violence and death threats in their own country. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 1,400,000 Iraqis have taken refuge in Syria and Jordan. The exodus has led to a brain drain among the affluent and educated who have been targeted by insurgents and who can afford to leave. Only one-fifth of the refugees plan to return to Iraq.


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