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Syrians say Kuwait won’t let them back in

Syrian residents of Kuwait say airport officials there have kept them waiting for more than 48 hours, barring their reentry on suspicion of having forged passports.

Ayman Nashewati, a 42-year-old sound engineer who works in Kuwait, tells The Associated Press he returned on Saturday after a trip to nearby Dubai and that upon his arrival at the airport, officials put him in a waiting room with other Syrians on suspicion of having forged passports.

He says more than 50 Syrians, including children, were transferred Monday to a nearby airport hotel until further notice.

State-affiliated newspaper al-Qabas on Monday quoted an unnamed official as saying Kuwaiti authorities have been instructed not to accept Syrian passport holders due to alleged incidents of fraud with documents issued in Damascus.

— AP

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