The Syrian-Iraqi co-operation to close the border is finally bearing fruits. Hundreds of Iraqi civilians are now stranded on the Syrian side, trying to return home. Iraq says they will not do anything about it.
Those stranded include children who came to Syria to have operations.
Thirteen year old Adnan said: “I have been to Amman for a surgical operation. I had my leg amputated. I have been in this place for a whole week.”
They are now stranded in the heat of desert, relying on local Syrians to feed them and house them. Some are running out of money and have nowhere to go.