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Around 1,000 Refugees to Return to Syria from Lebanon

Syrian Refugees | 2018-03-31 09:46:00
Around 1,000 Refugees to Return to Syria from Lebanon
Lebanon's General Security agency is expected to implement Saturday an agreement reached with Damascus on returning around 1,000 displaced Syrians from Lebanon's Shebaa region to their hometowns inside Syria, a media report said.

“Their hometowns which lie on Mount Hermon's eastern foot have been liberated from the militants of al-Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army,” al-Akhbar newspaper reported Friday.

It said the Shebaa region had witnessed an influx of hundreds of displaced Syrians during battles in the Syrian towns of Beit Jinn and Mazraat Beit Jinn and areas surrounding them.

“The return agreement had been raised when some Nusra and Daesh groups were evacuated from Arsal's outskirts to Idlib,” al-Akhbar said.

“But the situations on the ground in the border town of Shebaa prevented its implementation,” it added.

The daily said that Saturday's expected repatriation is supposed to take place through buses that will cross a seven-kilometer distance between Shebaa and the Syrian towns.

The Lebanese General Security had in 2014 established a permanent border post in the region to control illegal crossing. Nahar Net
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