In the badly damaged Al-Shaar neighbourhood in East Aleppo, returnee families and displaced residents receive UNHCR relief assistance at a distribution point run by the Al Ihsan charity in March, 2017. (Photo: UNHCR/Hameed Marouf)

Over 500,000 Syrian Refugees Return To Gov’t-Controlled Areas Of Syria

Though it has been claimed that Syria’s refugees have fled the country to get away from its leader, poll results and other statistics indicate that Syria’s president still remains wildly popular in the country. His most recent re-election saw him win a whopping 88 percent of the popular vote.