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Dozens of Syrian refugees return from Lebanon to Northern Homs

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Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
Translation: Maan Salti
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Publication date: 2018/12/25 13:51

Homs - SMART

On Tuesday, dozens of Syrian refugees returned from Lebanon to their cities and towns in the Northern Homs countryside, after the refugees registered themselves with the United Nations and adjusted their status with the Syrian government.

Local sources told SMART that the Syrian government gave the returning refugees wanted for military conscription and compulsory reserve service 15 days to join the Syrian government forces.

On Oct. 13, 2018, the Lebanese General Security Directorate announced appointing seven registration centers for the Syrian refugees desiring to return to Syria.

Earlier, 400 Syrian refugees returned from Lebanon to the Western Qalamun area, as 200 others prepared to return after Lebanon announced that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) approved a Lebanese suggestion to organize Syrian refugees in different categories, in preparation to returning them to Syria.

Earlier, the UNHCR encouraged voluntary return of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and other neighboring countries.