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1,979 Syrians return home from Jordan, Lebanon in past 24 hours – Russian military

Nearly 2,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon within the past 24 hours, according to a reconciliation centre in the Russian defense ministry.
The Russian Defense Ministry’s Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring, which made this known on Saturday, said: “Over the past day, in total 1,979 people returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territory of foreign states.
“433 people (130 women and 221 children) left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints, and 1,546 people (464 women and 788 children) from Jordan via the Nasib checkpoint,” the centre said in its daily bulletin.

Fourteen internally displaced Syrians returned to their homes over the given period, the bulletin added.

According to the centrr, Syrian engineering units removed mines from 2.9 hectares (7.2 acres) of land and destroyed 29 explosives.

Moreover, six residential buildings and one industrial plant were reconstructed over the past day.

As the Syrian government has regained control over most of the country’s territories that were seized by terrorists, it is now focused on creating favorable conditions for repatriating refugees.

Moscow is assisting Damascus in this process, along with providing humanitarian aid to civilians and being a guarantor of the ceasefire.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.