(MENAFN) On Friday hundreds of Iraqi citizens were transported back home through two flights who had wanted to go into the EU from Belarus, as more refugees start to lose faith of going into the wealthy alliance.
According to the Kurdistan government and officials at Erbil airport, the airplanes landed in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish area, in the early hours, transporting around 600 Iraqis, mainly Kurds. Many of the travelers stated that they were thankful to be in their home country.
Malak Hassan, who is 11 years old, whose family had attempted to cross through the Belarus border into the EU said, “I don't want to go back along that route. It was bad, there was a lot of rain and snow.”
Awat Qader, from Kurdistan, stated that he had seen refugees being hit when he camped close to the Belarus-Lithuania boundary, and that he would not experience the trip again.
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