Announcement of an agreement between Russia and Turkey to create a demilitarised buffer zone in the last rebel-held province of Idlib has prompted thousands of displaced Syrians to head back to their homes.
On Monday, Ali Abbas, the assistant general-director at the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement, said that over 376 Iraqis, who have been displaced to Syria due to the fighting against ISIS, have returned to Iraq.
Violence in the northwestern Idlib province, has displaced more than 38,500 people in less than two weeks, the UN said on Thursday. Syrian rebel commanders said that Ankara has sent weapons and ammunition to opposition forces in Idlib, to fight back when the SAA's offensive is launched.
Turkish Red Crescent official says aid staff are preparing tents for 90,000 people but expect many more to be 'ready to survive by themselves' if the Syrian government launches an offensive on Idlib, the last rebel-held province.
While citizens displaced in the Khazir IDP camps can see their villages through the barbed wire, their return to them is much harder. Officials in Erbil and Baghdad have paid no attention to the return of many IDPs to their homes following liberation from ISIS.
Displaced Syrians from Daraa and Quneitra say that celebrating Eid in the camps throughout Idlib is not the same as Eid in their cities and villages. According to observers, children have been affected by this displacement the most.