Syrian Refugees seen on the back of a truck at Lebanon s border region of Arsal, Lebanon July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Priced from LL15,000 ($10), the journey can be made in less than two hours of driving but for over a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon it's a journey that can still feel a long way off. As Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime recovers more and more territory, and larger areas of his conflict-ravaged country are considered safe, the end of the war has never seemed so close. Maher Melhem is one of the few Syrian refugees to have returned to his country, having arrived back in Aleppo after four years of exile, during which he lived as a refugee in Beirut. However, Melhem admitted that not everywhere in Syria is safe to come back to.With Lebanese officials increasingly talking about the need for refugees to return home, aid agencies and Western officials have been compelled to warn that despite Syrian regime gains, the losses suffered by Daesh (ISIS) and eased fighting in certain areas, refugees can not necessarily return safely to Syria.It's just too dangerous," Khadija's husband, Motar, said. But, he added, remaining in Lebanon meant paying $200 residency fees per person every six months.
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