Almost 1,400 refugees from abroad returned to Syria within 24 hours

More than 200 people returned from Lebanon to Syria in a day, more than 1.1 thousand more refugees came from Jordan, according to the information bulletin of the reception, distribution and accommodation center, published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“Over the past 24 hours, 1,395 refugees returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from foreign countries, including 239 from Lebanon at the Jeidet Yabus and Tell Kalah checkpoints (72 women and 122 children) and 1,156 from Jordan at the Nasib checkpoint (347 women and 590 children)”, –  the bulletin says.

It is noted that two refugees returned to their places of permanent residence within 24 hours.

It is added that the engineering units of the Syrian Armed Forces have carried out demining tasks in Damascus and Zemrin (Deraa Governorate). Within 24 hours, 2.2 hectares of land were cleared of mines and 37 explosive ordnance items were discovered and destroyed.

The armed conflict in Syria has continued since 2011. At the end of 2017, it was announced that the ISIS terrorist group had been defeated in Syria and Iraq. Militant clean-up operations are continuing in parts of the country. The political settlement, reconstruction of Syria, as well as the return of refugees are now in the foreground.