Lebanon warns Syrians not to go home ahead of vote

June 1, 2014 3:24 PM

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon announced Saturday that Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations should not to return home as of June 1, warning they will lose their status in this tiny Arab country.

The announcement comes ahead of Syria's June 3 presidential elections, a vote President Bashar Assad is widely expected to win to secure a third seven-year term.

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