Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

October 23, 2014 6:21 PM

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases — a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war.

Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said Lebanon can simply not handle any more refugees.

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