To “protect their properties” | Residents displaced from Idlib return to their homes to undergo reconciliation • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

To “protect their properties” | Residents displaced from Idlib return to their homes to undergo reconciliation

 

Idlib province: SOHR activists have reported that some families, mostly elders displaced from Idlib, have returned to their houses in eastern Idlib countryside through Al-Tayaha crossing, coming from SDF-held areas in northern and eastern of Syria, in order to retrieve their properties so that they wouldn’t be confiscated by regime-backed militias.

According to reliable SOHR sources, the number of families that returned to their houses and their villages in eastern Idlib countryside, coming from regime-held areas and other area, are only 10% since the reconciliation started in Idlib under Russian supervision.

Regime forces started a reconciliation centre for Idlib residents in Khan Shaikhon on September 5.

The reconciliation includes deserters of military service and compulsory service, in addition to those who are wanted by security forces and were included in the Amnesty Decree No. 7 in 2022.

According to reliable SOHR sources, most of the families that returned have found their properties either stolen or ruined and used by the regime-backed militias.