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Why refugees won’t return to Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s call on Syrian refugees to return to the homeland has sparked many reactions, as some still fear returning to cities and towns occupied by Iranian forces accused of violations and abuses against the locals.
Women and children who fled the Islamic State (IS) group's embattled holdout of Baghouz on February 14, 2019, wait in the back of a truck in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. - IS jihadists using tunnels and suicide bombers were mounting a desperate defence today of their last square kilometre in eastern Syria.
Kurdish-led forces closed in on the small town of Baghouz where IS fighters and their relatives were hunkered down and met famished and dishevelled people turning themselves in. (Photo by Fa

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on Syrian refugees to return to their cities and villages, sparking negative reactions from those displaced.

During the opening of a Russian-sponsored international conference on the return of Syrian refugees held Nov. 11-12 at the Umayyad Conference Palace in the Syrian capital Damascus, Assad spoke about the difficulties that the government is facing regarding the return of Syrians.

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