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Over 1,500 Syrian refugees return home in the country’s east formerly held by ISIS

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December 19, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

DEIR EZZOR, Syria – The Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria in cooperation with the Committee for Governance of the Eastern Territories of Deir Ezzor province have assisted in the return of 1,500 refugees to their homes in Deir Ezzor province in Syria’s east.

“On December 16-17, more than 1,500 people, mostly women and children, returned to the communities of al-Salihiyah, al-Hussainiyah, Hatlah and Marrat located to the south and east of Deir ez-Zor,” chief of the Center’s headquarters Col. Vladimir Vasilevsky told reporters.

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The refugees received food, drinking water and medical treatment to assist in their reintegration into their communities.

Most of Deir Ezzor province was under control of ISIS, but they have been mostly defeated in the pocket and only hold onto minor pockets.

All returnees received food packages and drinking water, and some received necessary medical treatment, he added.

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