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"I grabbed the rifle and begged the gunman not to shoot"-Syrian refugee in Iraq

They are escaping the war at home. Syrians pour into northern Iraq. One woman said she had no place left to go. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE FROM QAMSHELI, UM MUHAMMED, SAYING: "We were moving from one place to another inside Syria, but we couldn't find anywhere safe to stay, leaving us only this place to come to." This man left five daughters behind. He arrives with the clothes on his back. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE, ADNAN ALI AHMED, SAYING: "We were scared. We locked our house, and left all we have inside it and came here. We left everything there. We didn't bring anything with us. We didn't bring anything to keep us warm, not even clothes." This mother of six said she and her family never wanted to leave Syria. That changed when gunmen stormed their house. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE, HANIFA IBRAHIM, SAYING: "I told my son to runaway so they don't kill him. He managed to escape. I stayed with the rest of

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