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Baghdad Iraq said on Thursday it was bringing home 433 more citizens from Belarus after they had been stranded on its border in their attempt to enter the European Union (EU).
Last month, the Iraqi government said it would bring back those who wish to return voluntarily from Belarus. At least 1,500 Iraqis have since been repatriated aboard flights of the national carrier. The latest group were flown on Thursday on an Iraqi Airways flight out of the Belarusian capital Minsk, spokesman for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry Ahmed al-Sahaf said, without giving further details. The ministry has also issued 140 passports for Iraqi migrants who had lost their passports to help their repatriation, the official added, according to Iraq’s state news agency INA. (Agencies)
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