Almost 300 people returned from Lebanon to Syria in a day, and more than 550 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.
“In the past 24 hours, 860 refugees returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from foreign countries, including 284 from Lebanon through the checkpoints “Jeidet Yabus”, “Tell Kalah” (women – 85, children – 145), from Jordan through the checkpoint “Nasib” – 576 people (women – 173, children – 294)”, – the text of the bulletin reads.
It is noted that 1,407 refugees returned within 24 hours to their places of permanent residence within the country.
It is added that the engineering units of the Syrian Armed Forces have carried out demining tasks in Duma (Damascus province), Jasim and al-Harra (Deraa province). Within a day, 2.2 hectares of land were cleared of mines and 33 explosive ordnance items were found and destroyed.
The armed conflict in Syria has continued since 2011. At the end of 2017, it was announced that the ISIS terrorist group in Syria and Iraq had been defeated. Militant clean-up operations continue in parts of the country. The political settlement, reconstruction of Syria, as well as the return of refugees are now in the foreground.