My recent photo reportage on Syrian Kurds who have fled to Iraq to escape the war and Islamic extremists is published today by not one, but two Finnish newspapers: Hufvudstadsbladet in Swedish and Aamulehti Sunnuntai in Finnish. When I visited the desert and the camps in September, it was obvious that this was a new wave of refugees and that an increasing number of Kurdish Syrians were fleeing due to the spread of extremist groups in the North of Syria rather than as a result of the fighting.

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