Lebanon imposes new visa requirements on Syrians to stem refugee flow

January 5, 2015 8:49 PM

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For the first time Monday, Syrians were required to obtain visas to enter neighboring Lebanon, an effort to stem the flow of refugees from the war-torn country, which caused confusion and upset at this popular crossing.

During nearly four years of fighting, more than 3 million Syrians have fled, mostly across the border to Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

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