BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Displaced people began leaving Idlib through the Abu al-Duhur humanitarian crossing to return to their homes on Tuesday, Syrian news agency SANA reported.
Civilians, including women and children, could be seen entering government-controlled territory through the humanitarian corridor, which was opened on Tuesday. Some recounted their experiences on camera.
One man seemed relieved to have made the crossing. “There was no safety there, but it is safe here. Thank God, we managed to arrive”.
A mother carrying a child explained her reasons for leaving Idlib. “We came back to safety, what do you think? This is what brought us back.”
Syrian authorities plan to keep the humanitarian corridor open for seven days to allow civilians to leave militant-controlled areas in Idlib.