Syrians Largest Group Of Asylum Seekers In Sweden

Via The Local:

The number of refugees seeking asylum in Sweden has doubled since last year, with the largest group being from Syria, according to data from the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket).

In the year to date, 4.474 people fleeing Syria’s civil war arrived in Sweden, with 1.506 of those arriving in the past five weeks.

Last year, 640 Syrians applied for asylum in Sweden.

So far this year, a total of 29.713 people have sought protection in Sweden, a 48 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Turkey has fired into Syria for a fourth day after a Syrian mortar landed near a Turkish village, according to BBC News.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Syria not to make a “fatal mistake” by launching further attacks, according to France 24.

Erdogan warned his country was “not far” from war with Syria as further cross-border skirmishes were reported.

In a belligerent speech to a crowd in Istanbul, Erdogan warned the Assad government it would be making a fatal mistake if it picked a fight with Turkey.

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