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At Syrian refugee camp, the wait seems endless

KILIS, Turkey — In a camp of converted shipping containers surrounded by a barbed-wire fence, 11,500 Syrians spend their days waiting and wondering when they might be able to go home. Most of them fled for their lives in an instant, never imagining their exile would last so long.

‘‘I didn’t bring anything. Just my children and the clothes I am wearing,’’ said Walid Hassan, 50, who ran under fire into Turkey from the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour in May 2011. ‘‘We thought the regime would fall quickly. We thought we would be here a month at the most.’’

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