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"We left our countries" because of ISIS - migrants

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:20

Migrants stranded at the Greek border show their sympathy and solidarity for the victims of the Brussels attacks, saying, ''we left our countries'' because of suicide bombers. Diane Hodges reports.

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Migrants stranded in a camp on the Greek-Macedonian border are showing their sympathy and support for the victims of the attacks in Brussels. Holding signs saying, "I love Germany", the refugees say they know what the victims are going through. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN REFUGEE, ALA', SAYING: "I'm really sorry and everybody here they feel sorry, they feel sorry about what happened in Brussels. We left our countries, our hometowns because of the same reasons, because of ISIS because of the suicide bombers." But they also worry that the bombings will make it even harder for them to realize their goals of starting over in Europe. More than 12-thousand people, mainly from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been stuck along the border, since it was closed earlier this month. This woman says they can't leave because they have no homes to return to. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN REFUGEE FROM PALMYRA, SYRIA, WESAM, SAYING: "What happened today in Belgium it's so bad for us, especially for us, maybe they will be more afraid of us maybe they will make things harder for people here, people here have nothing to lose they can't come back." On Monday, Greece asked its European partners for help in stemming the influx of migrants into Europe, but until the violence in their own countries, subsides, that appears unlikely to happen.

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"We left our countries" because of ISIS - migrants

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:20