The Russian Center for the reception, distribution and housing of Syrian refugees announced the return of more than 1,000 refugees to Syria during the past 24 hours.
A statement issued by the center said on Saturday that 1,125 Syrian refugees had returned to their homes, 578 of whom returned from Lebanon through the Zumrani, Jabos and Tallakakh crossings and 547 from Jordan via the Nisib border crossing.
The statement added that 298 displaced persons returned to their permanent residence in Syria.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced last July that a special center in Syria would be established to receive, distribute and accommodate refugees to facilitate their return. The Ministry confirmed that information on the Russian initiative to resolve the problem of the return of Syrian refugees to their country was transmitted through diplomatic channels to the United Nations specialized offices and Russian embassies abroad To 36 countries with the highest number of Syrian refugees.