Over 1,400 Syrians Return Home From Jordan, Lebanon Over Past 24 Hours - Russian Military

Over 1,400 Syrians Return Home From Jordan, Lebanon Over Past 24 Hours - Russian Military

More than 1,400 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th September, 2019) More than 1,400 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

"Over the past 24 hours, a total of 1,421 refugees have returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from foreign states: 354 people (including 107 women and 180 children) left Lebanon [for Syria] via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints, while 1,067 people (including 320 women and 544 children) returned from Jordan via the Nassib checkpoint," the ministry said in its daily bulletin.

In addition, 59 internally displaced Syrians have returned to their places of residence in the Arab republic over the given period.

Syrian engineering units have, meanwhile, cleared of mines 2.5 hectares (6.1 acres) of land in the settlements of Al Harah and Jasim, Daraa province, and the city of Duma, Damascus province. Thirty-four explosive devices have been destroyed over the past 24 hours, the center added.

As the Syrian government has regained control over most of the country's territories that were seized by terrorists, it is now focused on creating favorable conditions for repatriating refugees. Moscow is assisting Damascus in this process, along with providing humanitarian aid to civilians and being a guarantor of the ceasefire.

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