Russian MoD says about 20,000 Syrian refugees have left Lebanon for home since beginning of 2018

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About 20,000 refugees who had fled Syria because of the war and been living in neighboring Lebanon have returned to their homes since the beginning of 2018 via the Jaydet-Yabus checkpoint near Damascus, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation, Maj. Gen. Yevgeny Kharchenko, told reporters. “According to our registration data, since the beginning of 2018, more than 20,000 refugees have returned to their places of residence [via the Jaydet-Yabus checkpoint],” Kharchenko said.

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