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Syrian govt: 1.7 million displaced Syrian citizens returned home



Syrians returning to their homes in Palmyra, ten months after fleeing when ISIS seized the city. Photo Louai Beshara/AFP)

Syrian Free Press reports:

(SANA) ~ Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs, Local Administration Minister Omar Ghalawanji stressed the importance of unifying and coordinating efforts in relief works with the International Organization for Immigration (IOM).

During his meeting with head of the IOM William Lacy Swing and the accompanying delegation, Ghalawanji added that the government is exerting great efforts to bring citizens back to their cities and towns after Syrian Arab Army restores security and stability to these areas.

Ghalawanji pointed out that about 1.7 million citizens have returned to their original areas of residence after the government repaired and restored infrastructure and public facilities in these areas, noting that the government is still overseeing more than 500 temporary housing centers and providing their occupants’ basic needs, as well as launching new…

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