UN official: Flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon drops after Beirut imposed strict restrictions

January 20, 2015 10:45 AM

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BEIRUT – A U.N. official says the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon has dropped sharply due to restrictions recently imposed by Lebanese authorities.

Although Lebanese border officials began informally restricting the entry of Syrians last October, the tiny Arab country officially imposed visa regulations earlier this month on their neighbors. The move was the first such in decades.

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