Syrian Refugees in Turkey Drop Below 10,000

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey dropped below 10,000 as hundreds more returned home, Turkish officials said Monday.

Some 405 Syrians went back to their country on Sunday and Monday, decreasing the total number of refugees in Turkey to 9,909, the country's disaster and emergency management agency said on its website.

The number of refugees fleeing the Syrian government's bloody crackdown and entering Turkey peaked at 11,739 at the end of June, when Syrian troops stormed border villages where many displaced people had massed.

They are living in six camps run by the Red Cross in the southern Hatay province.

Source: Agence France Presse

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.