Tuesday, November 27, 2007

MORE Good News From Iraq

Approximately 800 Iraqi's boarded busses today in Syria for a voluntary trip home. The bus convoy, the first sponsered by the Iraqi government, left for Iraq from Damascus.

Over the last few weeks, ten's of thousands have been returning to Iraq from Syria and other countries in the region. According to the Syrian and Iraqi Governments approximately 46,000 Iraqis returned home in October. The UN is admitting to a net 1000 persons a day returning to Iraq.

From the Kansas City Star:
Hundreds of Iraqi refugees boarded buses for home on Tuesday in the first convoy from an Iraqi-funded effort to speed the return of families that fled the country's violence and insecurity.

Many Iraqis have headed back on own their own from Syria and elsewhere as extremist attacks have fallen sharply in Baghdad and other areas. But now the Iraqi government is hoping to accelerate the flow - and draw more attention to the recent drop in violence - by offering to pay for trips home.



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