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Over 65,000 Syrians back to their homes in Eastern Ghouta - Russian reconciliation center

May 13, 22:38 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to chief of the Center, Russian field engineers cleared of mines 18 houses and destroyed 17 explosive objects during the past day

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MOSCOW, May 13. /TASS/. More than 65,000 Syrians have returned to their homes in Eastern Ghouta from refugee camps, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties Yuri Yevtushenko said on Sunday.

"Thanks to the efforts taken by the Russian side and the Syrian government, a total of 65,097 residents of Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from refugee camps," he said.

According to Yevtushenko, Russian field engineers cleared of mines 18 houses and destroyed 17 explosive objects during the past day.

Throughout the day, as many as 105 Syrians, including 64 children, received medical assistance from Russian military doctors. More than a tonne of freshly baked bread was handed out to people in the settlement of Deir Qaq in the province of Aleppo.

Over the past day, as many as 207 people returned to their homes in the province of Homs, and 132 people returned to Eastern Ghouta. "The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties is monitoring resettlement of refugees from the Tell Rifaat de-conflicting zone to the settlement of Manbij in the province of Aleppo. During the day, 601 people with their personal belongings were evacuated to that settlement," Yevtushenko said.

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