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Donors pledge more than $1 bln for Syrian refugees- Kuwait

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KUWAIT, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Donors pledged more than $1 billion at an international aid conference in Kuwait on Wednesday for Syrians displaced by nearly two years of fighting, a Kuwaiti minister said in remarks carried by the state news agency KUNA.

Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah al-Mubarak al-Sabah told reporters he hoped the total pledges would reach the target of $1.5 billion set by the United Nations by the end of the meeting later in the day.

(Reporting by Raissa Kasolowsky writing by Sami Aboudi)

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