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Syrian Refugees Face Bleak Winteri
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James Brooke
December 15, 2012 7:52 PM
Almost two years of fighting in Syria has forced more than half a million Syrians to flee to safety in neighboring countries - Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the largest number, more than 150,000, are in Lebanon. VOA's James Brooke reports from Aanjar, Lebanon - only a 30-minute drive - in normal times -- from Damascus, the war-torn capital of Syria.

Syrian Refugees Face Bleak Winter

James Brooke

Published December 15, 2012

Almost two years of fighting in Syria has forced more than half a million Syrians to flee to safety in neighboring countries - Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the largest number, more than 150,000, are in Lebanon. VOA's James Brooke reports from Aanjar, Lebanon - only a 30-minute drive - in normal times -- from Damascus, the war-torn capital of Syria.


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