2003 News Story

Evacuation of Iraqi refugees from Rafha Camp continues

Another 362 Iraqis have left the refugee camp at Rafha in the north of Saudi Arabia to return home. The refugees traveled yesterday in a convoy of 14 vehicles, the ninth in a series of voluntary repatriations from Rafha since U.S. forces toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in April. About 2,600 refugees remain in Rafha, which was set up after U.S.-led forces drove the Iraqi army out of Kuwait in the 1991 Gulf War.