Kurds and christians fleeing northern syria -are they fleeing from the activists?

Syrian Kurds continue to flee to Iraq in their thousands

Kurds account for about 95% of the new arrivals, the UN estimates. Some Arab Muslim and Christian families are also among them.

Kurds and mainstream rebel groups had largely managed to hold an uneasy truce in the northeast of the country, which was shattered in recent months when jihadists attacked Kurdish communities near the Turkish border.


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