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    Border crossing to Iraq offers Syrians a lifeline

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    A border crossing between the Kurdish Region of northern Iraq and Syria has become a lifeline for thousands of Syrians. About 150 people seeking refuge or to buy essential supplies cross a river every day, carrying what they can. In Syria there is a shortage of nearly everything, and, for now, the open border allows people to bring back the basic items their families need to survive. Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh reports from Fieshkhabor on the Iraqi-Syrian border.