- Over 1,000 Syrian Refugees Return Home From Abroad Over Past 24 Hours - Russian Military
Over 1,000 Syrian Refugees Return Home From Abroad Over Past 24 Hours - Russian Military
Over 1,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) Over 1,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
"Over the past 24 hours, a total of 1,016 refugees returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territory of foreign states: 156 people (including 47 women and 80 children) left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints; 860 people (including 258 women and 439 children) returned from Jordan via the Nassib checkpoint," the ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee migration Monitoring said in its daily bulletin.
According to the bulletin, 52 internally displaced persons have also returned home within past 24 hours.
In addition, in the past 24 hours, the Russian Akhmad Kadyrov Regional Public Fund has carried out a humanitarian operation in Aleppo, delivering 15 food sets to the families of personnel employed by the Syrian military.
Meanwhile, Syrian engineering units continue their mine-clearance operations. Over the past 24 hours, they have found and destroyed 26 explosive devices.
Russia, alongside Turkey and Iran, is the guarantor of the ceasefire in Syria. Moscow has also been assisting Damascus by providing support to the government in combating terrorist groups operating in the country and providing humanitarian aid to civilians.