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Syrian refugees flight lands in UK

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:31 GMT, Nov 18, 2015 |
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About 100 Syrian refugees have landed in the UK – the largest group to arrive since the government expanded its resettlement scheme in September.

The group – thought to be mainly families – arrived at Glasgow Airport on the first of a series of charter flights expected in coming weeks.

They are due to be resettled by local authorities across Scotland.

Scottish MSP Humza Yousaf said it was “a proud day for Scotland”, which he said offered “the warmest of welcomes”.

The government has said 20,000 refugees will be resettled in the UK by 2020 – with 1,000 due to arrive by Christmas.