More Refugees Continue to Return from Lebanon to Syria as Repatriation Continues
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Almost 150 Syrian refugees returned home from Lebanon on Monday, as repatriation of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees is continued from neighboring countries.
Over a Hundred Syrian refugees returned home from Lebanon on Monday, the Reuters news agency reported, citing a statement by Lebanon's General Security agency.
Meanwhile the Syrian Army continues to advance against terrorist forces, stabilizing the war-torn country, Sputnik reported.
The agency said it “secured the voluntary return of 137 displaced Syrians from the areas of Shebaa and central Bekaa through the Masnaa border crossing towards Syria," while Lebanese media reported that an unspecified number of refugees crossed the border to resettle in Syria.
This was later confirmed by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), adding that the government was making necessary preparations to “receive hundreds of displaced returning from Lebanon to their homes in the Damascus countryside.”
Syrian forces continue to reclaim much of southern Syria and are poised to soon launch an offensive in Idlib, one of the last remaining areas outside of Damascus’ control.
Encouraged by the Syrian Army’s gains and the somewhat improving economic conditions in the country, over 13,000 Syrian refugees have returned home so far this year from Lebanon alone, with thousands more also returning from other neighboring countries.