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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Begin Return Home

Hundreds of Syrian refugees who took shelter in Lebanon are finally returning home.
Nearly 470 refugees crossed the border back into Syria early Thursday after receiving permission from the Lebanese and Syrian governments.
Syrian refugees gather in their vehicles getting ready to cross into Syria from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Dozens of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have started to cross the border, going back home to war-torn Syria. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese officials believe Syria’s army has finally regained enough territory from the rebels in order for the refugees to make the journey home.
However, the United Nation Refugee Agency is cautious, and claims the country is not completely safe yet.
“We are not telling families not to return, the most important thing is that they take the decision freely, it’s their life, they know the situation in Syria and we fully respect the decision of the families to return to their country,” stated Josep Zapater, regional head of office for the UN Refugee Agency,
Nearly 3,200 refugees are scheduled to return to Syria in the coming weeks.

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