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Syria: Displaced Syrians return to homes in Hama, Idlib provinces

Syrian Arab Republic, Morek
September 16, 2019 at 05:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Displaced Syrians returned to their hometowns and villages in the northern Hama and southern Idlib countryside on Sunday.

Footage filmed in the Syrian town of Morek shows long queues of cars amid the returns. One of the returnee expressed happiness about going back to his hometown, saying, "We are so happy, I hope that we'll be able to make it [the town] better than before."

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), thousands of people have returned to their homes through the Souran corridor in the northern countryside of Hama. On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) also reportedly opened the Abu al-Duhour corridor.

The returns come amid the Syrian government's efforts to return displaced people to their homes. The past weeks have seen the SAA regain control of several strategic towns in Hama and Idlib provinces, including Khan Sheikhoun, Kafr Zita and Al-Lataminah.

The SAA resumed military operations in Hama and Idlib provinces last month, accusing the militants of failing to abide by the conditions of a ceasefire declared on August 1.

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Displaced Syrians returned to their hometowns and villages in the northern Hama and southern Idlib countryside on Sunday.

Footage filmed in the Syrian town of Morek shows long queues of cars amid the returns. One of the returnee expressed happiness about going back to his hometown, saying, "We are so happy, I hope that we'll be able to make it [the town] better than before."

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), thousands of people have returned to their homes through the Souran corridor in the northern countryside of Hama. On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) also reportedly opened the Abu al-Duhour corridor.

The returns come amid the Syrian government's efforts to return displaced people to their homes. The past weeks have seen the SAA regain control of several strategic towns in Hama and Idlib provinces, including Khan Sheikhoun, Kafr Zita and Al-Lataminah.

The SAA resumed military operations in Hama and Idlib provinces last month, accusing the militants of failing to abide by the conditions of a ceasefire declared on August 1.

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