Two Syrian brothers to arrive in Kamloops

By Chad Klassen
January 28, 2016 - 3:32pm Updated: January 29, 2016 - 10:56am

KAMLOOPS — The next wave of Syrian refugees are arriving in Kamloops on Friday evening, according to the President of the Kamloops Islamic Association. 

Faisal Siddiqui says two brothers from the war-torn country are in transition right now and are expected to land at the Kamloops Airport at 7:27 p.m. on Friday.

The brothers are the first of three group it is sponsoring, with help from Refugees and Friends Together. Siddiqui says the association is sponsoring two more refugee groups, one a family of four and the other a single male. 

In all, there will be five privately-sponsored families coming to Kamloops through RAFT, and another five government-sponsored families. 

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