Almost 600 Syrians returned home from abroad: Russia

Almost 600 Syrians returned home from abroad: Russia

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Moscow, Mar 3 : Nearly 600 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said on Sunday.

"Over the past day, a total of 580 people returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territories of foreign states: 96 people ([including] 28 women and 49 children) left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints, and 484 people ([including] 145 women and 247 children) from Jordan via the Nasib checkpoint," the center said in its daily bulletin.

The center added that 281 internally displaced Syrians had returned to their place of permanent residence in the country over the given period. Russia's Kadyrov Regional Public Fund has also carried one humanitarian action in the province of Aleppo, delivering 15 food packs to families of Syrian servicemen. According to the bulletin, Syrian military engineering units defused 26 explosive devices in the country over the past 24 hours.

As the Syrian government has regained control over most of the country's territories that have been seized by terrorists since 2011, it is now focused on creating favorable conditions for repatriating more than five million refugees who, according to the UN Refugee Agency, fled to neighboring countries. (SPUTNIK)