This Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo shows the Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
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Russia Friday halted the deportation of three Syrian asylum seekers to Damascus in a last-minute reprieve after an outcry from rights groups including Amnesty International, activists said.On Friday morning they flew back under guard to the city of Makhachkala in Russia's North Caucasus where they will return to a detention center, the head of migrant rights group The Civic Assistance Committee Svetlana Gannushkina told AFP.Russia takes in very few refugees from any war-torn country.Last month the head of the Federal Migration Service Konstantin Romodanovsky said that 1,000 Syrians applied for temporary asylum last year and there are currently just over 7,000 Syrians living in Russia.
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