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Six thousand Syrian refugees return to Syria after reopening of Nasib border crossing

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Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2018/12/15 12:17

Turkey - SMART

Sources from the Jordanian government reported that about six thousand Syrian refugees have returned to Syria after the reopening of the Nasib border crossing in Southern Syria.

The Jordanian news agency Petra reported an official source as saying that 5,703 registered Syrian refugees returned to Syria in October 2018 through the Nasib border crossing.

The source added that the number does not include Syrian citizens residing in Jordan, as 28,774 Syrian citizens have entered Syria since the reopening of the crossing, while 14,741 Syrian citizens entered Jordan.  

In April 2015, Jordan closed the Nasib border crossing after the Free Syrian Army (FSA) gained control of it. After the Syrian government seized the Daraa governorate following negotiations between the FSA and Russia, Jordan reopened the border crossing.

Millions of Syrians had to flee their homes due to Syrian government forces bombings. They Syrians sought refuge mainly in neighboring countries and in Europe. The UN reports that there are more than 5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.