Over 20,000 return to liberated Syrian town of Jarablus

Over 20,000 return to liberated Syrian town of Jarablus

More than 20,000 Syrians have returned to the Syrian border town of Jarablus nearly a month after it was taken from the Daesh terrorist organisation, an official has said, TRT World reports.

According to a local councillor in Jarablus, the population of the city has increased to 25,000 from 35,000 as a result of the operation.

Hundreds of families moved back home from Azaz in northern Aleppo Province and Manbij, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to safety concerns, added.

From Turkey alone, around 3,000 refugees have returned back home to Jarablus.

“Our office considers applications,” said Oktay Bahceci, head of the Gaziantep regional migration office. "People whose paperwork has been completed are able to return to their country. To date, a total of 2,857 people have left the country [for Syria]."

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