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Nearly 30,000 Syrians return home from Jordan after border reopens

AFP  |  Amman 

Around 28,000 have returned home from since the border between the two Arab countries was reopened in mid-October, a Jordanian security source said Monday.

estimates that it has taken in close to 1.3 million refugees from its war-torn neighbour since the war in broke out in March 2011, and spent more than USD 10 billion to host them.

About 650,000 Syrian refugees have registered with the in

The security source, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, said since the Jordan-border reopened on October 15 "around 28,000 have returned home voluntarily".

"They include around 3,400 registered as refugees with the "

Known as Jaber on the Jordanian side and Nassib in Syria, the border is a key trade route and its reopening after a three-year closure was seen as a boon for the economies of both countries.

It was closed when rebels fighting the Syrian regime overran it in April 2015.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 22:20 IST