800 Iraqi refugees return home from Syria
Arab News says Eight hundred Iraqi refugees returned home from northeast Syria on Thursday and hundreds more are to follow, a Syrian official in the region’s Kurdish semi-autonomous administration said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the first group left on buses via the Al-Yarubiyah border crossing.
The Iraqi government has “agreed to the return of (a total of) 800 families,” the Syrian Kurdish source told AFP, adding that many of them had sought refuge in Syria after the Daesh group expanded its presence in Iraq.
They had been living in villages bordering Iraq, under the control of the Kurdish-led forces that rule regions of north and northeast Syria.
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