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Thousands of refugees force through Greece-FYROM border fence

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 Cinnamon    24,378

Published on Feb 29, 2016

Thousands of refugees are stuck on Greece's border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, overflowing from a packed camp into the surrounding fields, as they wait for FYROM authorities to let them continue their trek through the Balkans.

Police say about 6,500 people are at or near the Idomeni border crossing, with another 500 moved to a hastily erected camp on a small concrete landing strip some 20 kilometres (13 miles) away.

Authorities let 300 Syrians and Iraqis in between 10 pm (GMT) Sunday and 3am (GMT) on Monday, after which the crossing closed.


These people are Iraqi's and Syrians. There needs to be a ceasefire immediately between all parties in the ME.  ISIS won't stop, I don't think, because they appear to be paid henchmen who are getting too far out of control, even for the puppet masters. 

Then you have this take on the situation by the NYT:

Thousands of migrants backed up at Greek border as Europe's refugee crisis worsens


In January, Austria announced strict limits on the number of asylum claims it would accept, spurring a series of border closures in the Balkan countries north of Greece. Since then, Macedonia has been allowing only limited numbers through, and pressure has been mounting.

Syrian migrant Wael Alagha on the edge of the refugee camp where he has found himself stranded in Idomeni, Greece.

On Monday, Macedonian police fired tear gas and stun grenades to subdue migrants who stormed the border and tried to tear down the barbed-wire fence. Greece's migration minister has warned that 70,000 migrants could end up “trapped” in Greece.

The flow of refugees heading this way is increasing by several hundred a day, and United Nations officials said Tuesday there are now an estimated 8,500 migrants waiting for passage in this quiet rural community.




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