AMMAN, Jordan, Around 28,000 Syrians have returned home from Jordan, since the border between the two countries was reopened in mid-Oct, a Jordanian security source said.
Amman estimates that, it has taken in close to 1.3 million refugees, from its war-torn neighbour, since the war in Syria broke out, in Mar, 2011, and spent more than $10 billion to host them.
About 650,000 Syrian refugees have registered with the United Nations in Jordan.
The security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that, since the Jordan-Syria border reopened, on Oct 15, "around 28,000 Syrians have returned home voluntarily."
"They include around 3,400 Syrians registered as refugees with the United Nations."
Known as Jaber, on the Jordanian side, and Nassib in Syria, the border is a key Middle East trade route, and its reopening, after a three-year closure, was seen as a boon for the economies of both countries.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK