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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Take Part in Syria Elections along Border

Jdaidet_YabousAl- Manar correspondent reported that hundreds of Syrian refugees in Lebanon were flocking to polling stations on the border between Lebanon and Syria.
The correspondent said that long queues were seen for Syrian refugees at Jdaidet Yabous point, noting that the refugees were raising the Syrian flags and photos for President Bashar al-Assad.
Earlier on Saturday, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq announced that Syrian refugees in Lebanon will lose their status as such if they return home for a visit.Syrian refugees casting ballots at Jdaidet Yabout point
However, al-Manar correspondent reported that the Lebanese General Security were issuing badges for the refugees who are heading to the border to elect and then return to Lebanon. The correspondent pointed out that these badges are for specific duration.
“That means that the Syrians in Lebanon can vote without losing their status as refugees,” the correspondent added.
For its part, the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) reported that the Syrian border is currently witnessing a traffic jam because the Syrian refugees are heading to Syria to participate in the Presidential elections.
“The General Security is implementing security measures in accordance with the Syrian elections along the border to organize their entry to Syria and their return to Lebanon,” NNA added.

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