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Canada fulfills promise to take 25,000 Syrian refugees

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In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to a Syrian refugee child upon arriving at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, December 11, 2015. Photo courtesy Canadian Prime Minister’s Office
The country is set to take in some 12,000 more refugees by the end of the year

MONTREAL, Canada (Mar. 1, 2016) — Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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