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Coming home to Syria

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 - 00:49

Mar. 3 - Syrians who fled to Lebanon to escape the violence in their country wait at the border to go back home. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Syrians at the border near Lebanon. While many continue to flee the country -- others are coming home. A young boy says it was lonely in Lebanon. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN BOY ABDALLAH, SAYING: "Lebanon is not beautiful. They did not treat us well. Nobody talked to us or to our parents." A woman is relieved to come home. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN WOMAN AMIRA MUBARAK, SAYING: "No place is more beautiful than our country. I was saying that I was happy once I arrived in Syria. No place is more beautiful. May God bring back security and safety." Lebanon's interior minister said Thursday that Syrian refugees have become a security threat because of suspicion that many are in fact rebel fighters.

Coming home to Syria

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 - 00:49

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