Over 1.3 thousand refugees from abroad returned to Syria in 24 hours

Over 250 people returned from Lebanon to Syria in a day, more than 1050 refugees arrived from Jordan, follows from the newsletter of the refugee reception, distribution and accommodation center, published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“Over the past day, 1330 refugees returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territories of foreign states, including 261 people from Lebanon through the Jaydet-Yabus and Tell-Kalah checkpoints (78 women, 133 children), and Jordan through the Nasib checkpoint – 1069 people (321 women, 545 children)”, – the bulletin says.

It is noted that 987 refugees returned to their places of permanent residence during the day.

It is added that the engineering units of the Syrian Armed Forces have completed the tasks of demining the terrain and facilities in Damascus and Zemrin (Deraa province). During a day, 2.3 hectares of land were cleared, 31 explosive objects were discovered and destroyed.

The armed conflict in Syria has been ongoing since 2011. At the end of 2017, a victory was announced over the ISIS terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. In some areas of the country, stripping from militants continues. At the moment, a political settlement, the restoration of Syria, and the return of refugees are in the forefront.