BEIRUT, Lebanon, Around 850 Syrian refugees from Arsal in Lebanon, returned to their homeland on Monday, through the Zemrani border crossing.
Departing Syrian refugees were registered in a centre, at Wadi Hemayed, and they moved towards the Zemrani border crossing, using cars, while carrying luggage, furniture, home appliances and ready-made houses.
The return of the refugees was carried out in cooperation with the Lebanese General Security and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon, under strict supervision of the Lebanese army.
The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) placed two ambulances close to the meeting point, in Wadi Hemayed, with medical workers and a field hospital. The LRC offered medical services to 65 people, since the start of the process till it ended, said a statement by local news agency Elnashra.
On Jun 28, the first batch of 400 refugees returned home, from Arsal to Qalamoun, via Wadi Hmayyed.
Meanwhile, around 400 refugees returned to their homeland on July 7, from camps in Arsal to Qara, Jarajir and Ras al-maara in Syria.
Around 1,000 Syrian refugees returned from Shabaa to the Golan Heights, over two months ago.
More than one million Syrian refugees are registered with the UNHCR in Lebanon. The government estimated the true number of Syrians in the country to be at 1.5 million.
Source: NAM News Network