Thousands of displaced civilians returned on September 15 to their homes in the newly-liberated parts of northern Hama and southern Idlib.
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) facilitated the return of the civilians to their villages and towns.
“As part of the State’s efforts to facilitate the return of displaced civilians to their towns and villages, thousands of citizens returned through the Souran crossing to their villages and towns in the northern Hama countryside and the southern countryside of Idlib, which were liberated from terrorism,” the SANA’s reporter in Hama said.
According to the state-run mews agency, the SAA had secured all the liberated areas and removed the remnants of the terrorist groups.
In the early years of the conflict, thousands of civilians were displaced from northern Hama and southern Idlib, simply for supporting the Syrian government. The Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the al-Nusra Front [now called Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)] were behind this.
The SAA managed to liberate the entire northern Hama countryside and key towns in southern Idlib last month. Recent reports suggest that the army could resume its advance soon.