MOSCOW, Jan 9 (IECurrentAffairs) Nearly 800 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from Lebanon and Jordan over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring in Syria said on Wednesday.
“Over the past 24 hours, a total of 792 refugees have returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territory of foreign states: 78 people (23 women and 40 children) left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints, and 714 people (214 women and 364 children) returned from Jordan via the Nassib checkpoint,” the center said in its daily bulletin.
In addition, 203 internally displaced Syrians have returned to their place of residence within the country over the given period.
Over the past 24 hours, the Russian military has also carried out a humanitarian operation in Suwayda province, delivering 500 food packages with a total weight of 2.17 tonnes to the residents of the village of Era.
The Akhmad Kadyrov Regional Public Fund, in turn, has delivered a tonne of bread to Aleppo.
The Syrian engineering units have also defused 39 explosive devices, the bulletin added.
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.