Bab al-Hawa crossing says 722 Syrians deported from Turkey in April

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – The number of the Syrian refugees deported by Turkish authorities to Syria in April has reached 722, the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey north of Idlib, northwest Syria, revealed.

The border crossing administration said in a statement that the number of Syrians, who arrived in northwest Syria from the quake-stricken Turkish provinces, has reached approximately 2,637 in April, bringing the total number to 22,543.

At dawn on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Syria and southern Turkey, killing more than 50,000 individuals and injuring many more. The earthquake also caused immense destruction of buildings, trapping thousands under the rubble.

The administration added that in April no patient has been granted an entry permit to Turkey for treatment in its hospitals.

The total number of those coming from and travelling to Turkey through the border crossing has come up to 9,335, including 1,936 women and 7,399 men.

According to the border crossing administration, 2,983 people of the aforementioned total number travelled to Turkey and 6,352 entered Syria through the crossing coming from Turkey.

Reporting by Malin Muhammad