Exodus of refugees from Syria spikes

Senior U.N. officials say 11,000 Syrians have fled the country in the past 24 hours in what they call an unusual spike in the number of refugees.

Panos Moumtzis, the U.N. refugee agency regional coordinator, speaks during a Nov. 9, 2012, news conference at the headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press)

Panos Moumtzis, the U.N. refugee agency regional coordinator, speaks during a Nov. 9, 2012, news conference at the headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press)

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