Syria’s UN ambassador said on Monday that since the coordination of Russian airstrikes with Syrian Arab Army and allied ground forces, around 1 million Syrian refugees have returned to their towns and cities that have been exterminated of terrorists.
Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, said that: ‘this is precisely what happens when it comes to Syrian-Russian collaborative military action against terrorists and exchange of intelligence between Syria, Iraq, Iran and Russia. This has practically resulted in terrorist groups’ retreat from [their positions in] many areas, which allowed 1 million internally displaced persons to return safely to their homes.’
Jaafari continues: ‘it is in the entire world’s interests’ because ‘every time the Syrian army engages a foreign terrorist, it saves dozens of innocent lives who might be threatened whenever [the foreign terrorist] returns home.’ Jaafari also said that those carrying out terror attacks on cities around the world such as Paris ‘were among thousands of Europeans who came to Syria to wage jihad.’
According to an estimate by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in July, the number of Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries has exceeded 4 million and there are at least an additional 7.6 million people who are internally displaced.
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