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The announcement by General Security head Abbas Ibrahim last week that 50,000 Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon so far this year has left some observers scratching their heads.General Security in recent months has been registering Syrian refugees willing to return and organizing their transportation as well as serving as an intermediary with Syrian authorities, who in some cases may reject a potential returnee.The UNHCR, which also tracks refugee returns, has tallied around 3,100 returnees to Syria from Lebanon so far in 2018 .Director of Research at the American University of Beirut's Issam Fares Institute Nasser Yassin, who tracks statistics related to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, said he was also confused by the new numbers provided by General Security, given the lower numbers cited in previous announcements.
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