Civilians continue to return to liberated Gire Spi (Tel Abyad)

Gire Spi (ANF) – Arab, Turkmen and Kurdish families that had crossed over into Turkey during the battle of the liberation of Girê Spi continue to return to the town.

Some of the returning families are those who were exiled by Al Nusra or ISIS. Asayish officials register the returning residents and nearly 50 people whose identities have not yet been confirmed were taken to the Asayiş Headquarters.

Border crossing began in early morning hours today and more than thousand civilians returned to Girê Spi so far. Many Kurdish residents of the town broke into tears of happiness as they crossed the border.

A woman civilian recalled the fighters that fell during the liberation of Girê Spi and said that the liberation was a result of these sacrificed their lives. Some of the returning families are those who were exiled by Al Nusra and have been living in different Turkish cities for years.

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