Seven-year-old Hawas Mesud and his family fled their northern Syrian hometown of Qamishli and made their journey to a refugee camp in Iraq soon after Turkish military operations began in northern Syria in October
Iraqi Kurdish officials say at least 12,000 people have crossed the border from Syria, seeking safety in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The influx of refugees started three weeks ago after Turkey and its allied Syrian militia fighters began a military offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters. VOA's Kawa Omar reports from Bardarash, Iraq.
Despite a temporary cease-fire, Kurdish refugees from northeastern Syria, mostly from the border town of Ras al-Ayn, have been fleeing across the border, saying they fear the situation will get worse. They walked long distances Friday to escape the violence after Turkey's recent incursion in northeastern Syria. The Kurds were settled at the Berderesh Refugee Camp in Duhok province, Iraqi Kurdistan. Kawa Omar with VOA's Kurdish service reports that so far, almost 11,000 Syrian refugees are settle
Sabah Muhammad Ismail, 62, is living by herself in Mosul’s ruined Old City after her husband and many of her relatives were killed during the war against the Islamic State (IS) terror group. VOA’s Kawa Omar reports.