The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Without regard to their fear of falling into grip of regime’s security services | 310 Syrian refugees deported from Lebanon under name of “voluntary return”

Deportations against Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue in light of the ongoing racist campaigns and grave violations being instigated by some Lebanese politicians, without taking into account their severe fear of returning and their objection to their deportation towards regime-held areas, as two convoys of 310 Syrian refugees launched at dawn today from Lebanon towards Syrian territory under the name of “voluntary return”, which was organized by the Lebanese General Security in coordination with the security services of the regime, where Syrian refugees gathered at Wadi Hamid crossing in the Lebanese Arsal, to launch with the first convoy that included 300 Syrian refugees towards Al-Qalamoun villages, while the second convoy, which includes ten Syrian refugees, launched from Jose crossing in Al-Qaa towards Homs.
Today, SOHR reported that two days ago, Lebanese army forces raided a camp housing Syrian refugees in Bar Elias town in Lebanon, beating and insulting more than 100 Syrian refugees, in addition to breaking their identity cards, destroying their official identification papers and insulting them, before they were taken in special vehicles by the Lebanese Army forces and forcibly deported into Syria.
According to the sources, the forcibly deported people arrived inside Syria at night, and after their arrival, some of them were smuggled back to Lebanese territory, and they were a small group of those over the age of 50 after paying sums of money, while the largest number remained inside Syrian territory amid fear for their fate.