Over 1,100 Syrians returned home: Russian Defense Ministry

Over 1,100 Syrians returned home: Russian Defense Ministry

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Moscow, May 2: Over 1,100 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 Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees said on Thursday.

"Over the past day, in total 1,129 people returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territory of foreign states: 387 people ([including] 98 women and 165 children) left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh CPs [check points], and 742 people ([including] 259 women and 441 children) from Jordan via the Nasib CP," the center said in its daily bulletin.

The center added that almost 1,400 internally displaced Syrians had recently returned to their places of permanent residence in the country. According to the bulletin, the Syrian engineering units defused 27 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 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. SPUTNIK