03:00 GMT24 September 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 900 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said on Monday.

    "Over the past day, in total 951 people returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territory of foreign states: 213 people, including 64 women and 108 children, from Lebanon via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints; and 728 people, including 218 women and 371 children, from Jordan via the Nassib checkpoint," the centre said in its daily bulletin.

    Since July 18, 2018, more than 456,000 refugees have returned to Syria from neighbouring countries: over 145,700 from Lebanon and about 310,000 from Jordan.

    According to the bulletin, the Russian military has carried out two humanitarian operations over the given period, distributing 1,000 food sets with a total weight of 4.9 tonnes among the residents of Latakia and Quneitra provinces.

    Syrian engineering units have cleared of mines 2.8 hectares (6.9 acres) of land, destroying 39 explosive devices over the past 24 hours, the centre said.

    Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian Reconciliation, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria
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