EASTERN GHOUTA /Syria/, July 23. /TASS/. More than 100,000 refugees have returned to Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, since it was liberated in the spring of 2018, a spokesman for the Russian Center for Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees said on Monday.
"More than 100,000 of refugees who had to leave their homes because of the war have returned to Eastern Ghouta since its liberation," he said.
One of those who returned home is local resident Muhammed who came back to Eastern Ghouta from Turkey. "I moved to Lebanon and from there travelled to Ankara. I am glad to be back and that peace is coming to my home country," he said.
The Syrian troops regained full control over the Eastern Ghouta area in April 2018.
The Center for Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees set up by the Russian Defense Ministry together with Syria, deals with the delivery of humanitarian aid to that country, helps restore local welfare services and tackles other issues related to restoring the country’s infrastructure.