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Authorities began transporting 10,000 Iraqi Kurds in trucks from Turkish refugee camps to the Iranian border, Turkey’s semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported. It said that authorities in Iran, where 2,000 Kurds arrived two weeks ago, have agreed to accept the new influx. The refugees were among more than 50,000 who fled from Iraq to Turkey in August amid charges that Iraqi troops used chemical weapons against them during an offensive against separatist guerrillas. Turkey says it cannot bear the financial burden of caring for the refugees.


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