Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (June 13, 2018)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 10:52
Category: Briefings
Written by Vladimir I Poluektov
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The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to people in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, the Russian-Iranian-Turkish Joint Coordination Centre has registered some cases of ceasefire violation by illegal armed formations in the provinces of Latakia and Daraa.

Measures are being taken to improve humanitarian situation in Damascus and its suburbs.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation attended a session of the National Counterterrorism Committee of the Syrian Arab Republic to discuss military and political situation in the country, and cooperation between Russian and Syrian law enforcement bodies.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation has monitored situation in the settlement of Zamalka. Trade has been recovered in the city; two pharmacies and private shops are available for the civilians. New sales points are about to open. A mobile medical point has been deployed. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent ensures work of mobile medical team and evacuation of wounded to infirmaries of Damascus. Local authorities jointly with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organize delivery of food to the civilians.

Syrian engineers trained by Russian specialists successfully fulfil their mine clearance mission in the Eastern Ghouta. Over the last 24 hours, they have checked 54 buildings in Douma to defuse 17 mines, 10 projectiles, and 32 improvised explosive devices.

Due to improving humanitarian situation, 68,784 people have returned home in the Eastern Ghouta from refugee and IDP camps.

Situation in Hama and Homs provinces is being stabilized.

Syrian specialists overhaul high-voltage power lines in the settlements of Zaafarana, Deir-Fur and Iziddin, Homs province.

An engineering unit detected and defused 34 mines and 13 improvised explosive devices in the northern part of Kafer-Lakha, Homs province.

Russian military police organizes observation posts to prevent provocations and register refugees returning to the settlements of al-Rastan and Talbiseh, Homs province.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is working on improvement of humanitarian situation in other region of Syria as well.

Over the last 24 hours, the Russian Centre carried out a charitable action in the Asada Mosque. At the end of the Ramadan fasting day, the Russian servicemen deployed field kitchens to provide people with hot meals and more than a ton of fresh-baked bread.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation 30 tons of construction materials to Yalda, Damascus suburb, in order to overhaul infrastructure in the settlement. 

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to more than 10 people, including 4 children.

Recovering of social infrastructure and establishment of peaceful life enables people to return back to their homes.

Over the past day, 219 people have returned to Homs province, and 119 people – to the Eastern Ghouta.