Refugees cross Tigris into Iraqi Kurdistan, 15 August
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Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands

18 August 2013 Last updated at 13:26 BST

Thousands of refugees from Syria are pouring over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN refugee agency says.

Up to 10,000 crossed at Peshkhabour on Saturday, adding to an earlier influx of 7,000 on Thursday. The UN says the reasons are not fully clear.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.