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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:00 PM
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Survey: Many Iraqis in Syria fled during U.S. troop buildup
Source: McClatchy Newspapers

Survey: Many Iraqis in Syria fled during U.S. troop buildup
By Hannah Allam | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007

CAIRO, Egypt One in five Iraqi refugees in Syria has been tortured or suffered from other violence, and more than a third fled their homeland between July and October, at the height of the U.S. troop buildup that was intended to quell sectarian violence in Baghdad, preliminary data from a new United Nations study show.

The survey also found that the refugee population is highly educated nearly a third have university degrees, including master's and doctorates and that many refugees are only weeks away from exhausting their savings.

The survey, which the IPSOS market research firm conducted in October and November, is the most comprehensive study to date of the 1.5 million Iraqis who've sought safety in Syria from the sectarian violence at home. The results are based on interviews with 754 refugees, who were asked detailed questions that ranged from whether they'd been hit by grenades to how they treat their children's illnesses. Full results are expected in early January.

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The survey may provide some insight into the impact of U.S. actions. The preliminary results suggest that as American forces moved into Baghdad's neighborhoods to establish security, large numbers of Iraqis moved out.

Of the refugees polled, 78 percent said they'd come from Baghdad, which has been the focus of military operations since the U.S. troop buildup began last February. Thirty-five percent said they'd fled between July and October, when U.S. troop strength peaked. Another 30 percent said they'd fled to Syria last year, as violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims intensified.


Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/iraq/story/23159.html
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:14 PM
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1. the surge in persons voluntarily leaving certainly worked.. sad for people who had to stay behind nt
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