07:11 GMT28 February 2021
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    Residents of the Syrian Christian town Sadad in the province of Homs began returning from Europe after stabilization of the situation in their country due to the actions of the Russian air force according to the head of the city of Sadad, Suleiman Al-Khalil.

    “Christians, who left Syria for Europe, began to return to Sadad, as well as to other cities. People believed that the operation of the Russian air force was successful and agreement on the cease-fire is maintained, with peaceful life returning to the country, this is obvious,” Al-Khalil said.

    During the crisis in Syria, from the city of Sadad, which has a population of 12 thousand people, around 900 residents left right away. Over the past three months, around ten percent of the refugees have returned. In the near future, the city authorities are ready to take about three hundred inhabitants.

    “After the liberation of Palmyra and the surrounding areas including the Christian town of Qaryateyn I decided to restore my poultry farm (which is the largest in Sadad). The city has obtained license for re-opening of three other factories. Everyone is talking about stability and security,” local businessman Mufid al-Sith from Sadad said.

    The city of Sadad has both strategic and religious significance. The settlement is located just 14 kilometers from the main highway of Damascus-Homs.

    In the northwest of the city on March 16 production of a new oil field started. It will become one of the largest in Syria. Every day, according to the mayor of Sadad, the oil field produces 380,000 cubic meters of natural gas.


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