More than 235,000 refugees have returned to Syria after September 30, 2015, when the Russian Aerospace Force began a military operation in that country, Igor Sergeyev, the chief duty officer at the inter-departmental coordination staff for the return of refugees to Syria said on Wednesday.
"In all, as many as 235,576 refugees returned to Syria from other countries after September 30, 2015," Sergeyev said. "This number includes 70,580 women and 119,000 children."
"As of July 18, 2018, a total of 5,978 refugees have returned from Lebanon," he said adding that the biggest number of them had crossed the border via Zemrani and Jdeidat Yablous checkpoints.
Also, 318 refugees returned from Jordan via Nasib border crossing.
A total of 280 Syrians came back to their homes since Tuesday afternoon.
The Syrian and Russian forces held two humanitarian actions, in the course of which the population received 4.6 tonnes of relief aid foodstuffs.