Syrian refugees children watch as Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond visits Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed
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Around 1,000 Syrians who sought refuge in Jordan have been returning home each month since July when a cease-fire for southern Syria took force, the U.N. said Monday.Jordan shares a border of more than 370 kilometers with Syria, where more than 340,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the civil war erupted in 2011 .According to Hiwari, the number of refugees who returned voluntarily to Syria rose to 1,203 in August and 1,078 in September.In the six months before the cease-fire, a total of only 1,700 Syrian refugees returned to their home country, Hiwari said.
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