People hug as they return to Tfail, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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One day after around 110 Lebanese and Syrian families returned to the eastern border town of Tfail, Syrian army forces and a Syrian state television team entered the Lebanese town for unknown reasons. The previously displaced families – some 64 Lebanese and 45 Syrian – were also met with a heavy Hezbollah presence Thursday. A source from inside the town said Friday that Syrian state TV entered the town that morning and remained for 1.5 hours.It made its way through Taybeh into the town of Haam, where General Security checked IDs.Some 30 families had decided to stay in the town as the Syrian conflict intensified, while other Lebanese nationals fled to east Lebanon villages and towns.Although Tfail, whose residents are predominantly Sunni, is officially a Lebanese town, its residents have previously used Syrian state services and Syrian currency.
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