Four Syrian refugees died of wounds they suffered before they entered Iraq, the Iraqi Health Ministry said Wednesday (August 8th).
Dr. Ali Mohsen Saadi, general manager of the ministry's monitoring department, told Al-Shorfa the four refugees "died of blood poisoning, internal bleeding and complications from shrapnel wounds sustained in Syria".
The refugees included one woman and three men.
"The refugees died at the Qaim government hospital in Anbar province," Saadi said. "Co-ordinated efforts are being made with the Syrian authorities to return their bodies to their country."