Syrian refugees: Thousands flee to Iraq

111111.jpgARBAT, Iraq - Thousands of refugees crossed the Iraqi border Monday, escaping escalating violence between extremist groups and Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria and creating what some officials call a "crisis situation" in Iraqi Kurdistan.

"We do not have enough resources to deal with this problem, and there has been a lack of donations from the international community for the refugees," Dindar Zebari, deputy minister in the Kurdistan Regional Government's Department of Foreign Relations told USA TODAY.

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