Over 1,600 Syrians Return Home From Jordan, Lebanon Over Past 24 Hours - Russian Military

Over 1,600 Syrians Return Home From Jordan, Lebanon Over Past 24 Hours - Russian Military

More than 1,600 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said in its daily bulletin on Thursday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2019) More than 1,600 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said in its daily bulletin on Thursday.

"Over the past day, a total of 1,625 people returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territories of foreign states: 419 people (including 125 women and 214 children) have arrived from Lebanon via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints, and 1,206 people (including 362 women and 615 children) from Jordan via the Nasib checkpoint," the bulletin said.

The Syrian civil war, ongoing since 2011, has brought about a toll of over 5.6 million refugees and over 6 million internally displaced people. As the government forces have now regained control over most of the country's territories, they strive to create favorable repatriation conditions for the refugees. Moscow assists Damascus in this process, including through providing humanitarian aid and being a guarantor of ceasefire.

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