1,000 Syrian refugee families transported back to Syria
At least 1,000 Syrian refugee families were transported back into Syria Thursday with the help of Syrian and Lebanese authorities, a security source told The Daily Star.
The families, who had taken refuge in the embattled Arsal, returned to the Syrian town of Qara, the source said.
Residents of Qara, mainly pro-regime, appealed to Lebanese and Syrian authorities to help return their families and relatives caught in the ongoing battles between the Lebanese Army and militants from Syria.
They were transported from Arsal via Ras al-Tiniyeh, Ras Baalbek and Jdeydeh, where they were able to cross the Masnaa border crossing into Syria.
The families had taken refuge in the Lebanese border town of Arsal to escape fighting in their home country.