MOSCOW More than 100 refugees, including over 50 children, have returned to Syria from Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Refugee Reception, Distribution and Settlement said on Sunday.
“Over the past day, in total 109 people (32 women and 54 children) left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Zemrani CPs [checkpoints],” the center said in its daily bulletin.
A total of 26 internally displaced Syrians returned to their homes in Eastern Ghouta in the province of Damascus over the period.
According to the bulletin, the Russian side carried out two humanitarian operations in the provinces of Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor, with 3.9 tonnes of food sets distributed to local residents.
Moreover, the Russian Chechen Republic’s Akhmad Kadyrov Foundation provided a tonne of bread, school uniform and writing implements to people in Aleppo.
The center added that a total of 34 explosive devices, including seven improvised ones, were defused over the period.
After over seven years of fighting, Damascus has finally regained control over most of the country’s territories that were previously seized by terrorist groups. The Syrian government is now focused on reconstructing the infrastructure to welcome Syrian refugees who have fled the war and currently reside abroad. Russia is providing humanitarian aid to civilians and acts as one of the guarantors of the ceasefire.