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  10/3/2012, Tishrei 17, 5773

UN Predicts: 710,000 Syrian Refugees in 2012

By the end of 2012 the number of Syrians fleeing violence in their home country will have reached 710,000, United Nations officials estimate. Refugees have fled to bordering states Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

UN figures indicate that 311,500 Syrian refugees currently live in neighboring states. Many others sought temporary refuge and have returned home.