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Russia: 1,261 Syrian refugees returned home

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad (L) in Sochi, Russia on 17 May, 2018 [Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency]
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad (L) in Sochi, Russia on 17 May, 2018 [Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency]

Some 1,261 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country over the last 24 hours, Russia's Centre for Refugee Reception, Distribution and Settlement reported yesterday.

In an official statement, the centre explained that 176 refugees had returned from Lebanon through the Talkalakh crossing, while other 1,085 returned from Jordan through the Nassib crossing.

"A total of 43,338 Syrian refugees have returned home from foreign countries since 18 July, 25,344 of whom repatriated from Lebanon and 17,994 from Jordan," the Syrian-based centre pointed out.

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Around 28 refugees, the centre noted, repatriated during the past 24 hours to the eastern region of Ghouta in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

"256 displaced Syrians returned to their permanent residences in Deir ez-Zor and Damascus provinces through the Salhiya crossing," the Russian centre added.

On Friday, the Russian military said that nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home in recent months, with some 6,000 repatriated during the first week of November only.

According to official data, around 5.6 million Syrians have fanned out across the world fleeing the seven-year conflict.

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