BEIRUT (Xinhua) – More than 500 Syrian refugees have returned to their homeland from Lebanon, the National News Agency says.
Syrian refugees from different areas in Lebanon, including Burj Hammoud, Tripoli, Bekaa, Nabatieh and other regions, returned to their homeland by bus under the supervision of the Lebanese general security.
More than one million Syrian refugees are registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon, while the Lebanese government estimated the true number of Syrians in the country at 1.5 million.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has been working hard with the international community to secure the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland due to the impact of their stay in Lebanon on the national economy.
The president has previously announced that around 390,000 Syrian refugees have so far returned to Syria.