The Lebanese army accompany Syrian refugee families to the Lebanese Syrian border, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army, HO)
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Dozens of refugee families returned to Aasal al-Ward in southern Syria after leaving the Lebanese border town of Arsal over the weekend as part of a deal brokered by Hezbollah and Syrian rebel factions.Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV circulated a video Sunday depicting the Syrian families celebrating their return to their hometown.Local media estimated that 50 families chose to leave Lebanon for Syria Saturday. A security source in the town of Arsal told The Daily Star Saturday that the return of dozens of displaced families was the result of behind-the-scenes negotiations between Hezbollah and the Syrian regime on one hand, and armed factions present in the area on the other.
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