Almost 35,000 Syrian refugees have returned home from Jordan since their country's conflict broke out in March 2011, AFP reported Friday (March 5th).
A recorded 34,824 Syrian refugees "have gone back to their country since the start of the crisis", Anmar al-Hmoud, spokesman for the refugee file at the Jordanian government, told AFP.
He said around 2,500 of the refugees on Thursday requested to leave the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan and returned home with the assistance of Jordanian security services.
Jordan says it is hosting more than 475,000 refugees from Syria, including more than 146,000 at Zaatari, a border camp whose residents have staged several protests over tough living conditions.
More than 41,000 Syrian refugees entered Jordan in March alone, said al-Hmoud.
Around 1.2 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries over the past two years, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.