Children who were evacuated from the towns of Al-Foua and Kfarya hold hands near parked ambulances at a temporary aid center in the town of Jibrin. AFP / George OURFALIAN
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Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday that it had sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return home of Syrian refugees after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Russian agencies said.Russia's Defense Ministry said it had sent Washington a proposal for drawing up a joint action plan to bring Syrian refugees back to the places they lived before the war broke out in 2011 . The United States and Russia's militaries have a communications link in Syria to avoid accidental clashes.It said over 1.7 million Syrian refugees would be able to return to Syria in the near future.Since June 19, government forces aided by Russian air power have swept through southwestern Syria to consolidate Assad's control over this strategic corner of the country.Separately, the French Presidency said that France and Russia would jointly deliver humanitarian aid to the former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.It will be the first joint humanitarian aid operation between Russia and a Western country.
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