ALEPPO, Syria — Syrian refugees living in Turkey have been arriving at the Bab al-Salama border crossing, north of the town of Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo, to enter Syria and spend Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, with their families. The crossing’s administration is allowing Syrians to enter between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 18-31.
Since May 18, hundreds of Syrians have entered through the crossing every day, reaching a total of just over 8,300 Syrians currently. The crossing’s administration reported that on May 25 alone, 1,407 Syrians entered Syria. Ever since the crossing started to receive Syrian refugees from Turkey, many pre-booked their entry for the Eid holiday on the crossing’s website.