Egyptian foreign ministry repatriates stranded Egyptian family from Syria

Ahram Online , Friday 5 Aug 2016

The Egyptian embassy in Damascus has successfully repatriated an Egyptian family stranded in the war-torn country, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Asmaa El-Sayed and her two children were sent back to Egypt on Thursday, acting ambassador in Damascus, Mohamed Tharwat, said in the statement. The Syrian father of the children has been missing for two years, he added.

"The embassy has finalised all procedures and necessary papers for the Egyptian family, facilitating their return to their homeland on 4 August," the statement read.

Syria's five-year war has killed more than 280,000 people and displaced millions inside the country. Millions of others have been forced to flee.

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