Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (March 30, 2018)

Friday, 30 March 2018 10:52
Category: Briefings
Written by Vladimir I Poluektov
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The Russian Сentre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and stabilizing humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

In general situation in the country is stabilizing, people return to peaceful life.

Meanwhile, despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, the Russian-Turkish-Iranian Coordination Centre has registered several cases of ceasefire violation in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Damascus and Daraa.

Humanitarian operation in the Eastern Ghouta continues. Operation on withdrawal of the Faylaq al-Rahman militants with families is nearing its completion.

It is the seventh day as the Faylaq al-Rahman militants with families have been leaving Arbil via the humanitarian corridor under the control of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation with reinforced security arrangements.

In order to increase traffic capacity of the humanitarian corridor, the Russian side has opened additional checkpoint under the auspices of the Syrian government. Yesterday 7,003 people have left the area via the Arbil humanitarian corridor.

Since the beginning of the humanitarian operation by the past day, 31,915 militants with families have been withdrawn from Arbil, Jobar, Ein-Tarma and Zamalka. They have been escorted by the Syrian patrol cars, SARC ambulance cars and Russian military police to Qalaat al-Mudik, the Idlib de-escalation zone.

A humanitarian corridor for Douma residents is functioning with a checkpoint at Muhayam al-Wafedin. Required infrastructure has been deployed in the area to provide people with assistance.

Today, 607 civilians left the city via the humanitarian corridor. Since February 28, in total, 29,102 people have left Douma via the abovementioned corridor.

In total since the humanitarian pauses were introduced, 143,801 people have been evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta with the help of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused on stabilizing the humanitarian situation, providing medical assistance to the people in need and meeting the priority needs of citizens.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation provided humanitarian aid to residents of Rasm al-Azbd, Aleppo province. People received a ton of fresh-baked bread.

Residents of Mazlum, Deir ez-Zor province, received drinking water.

The Russian military medics provided medical aid to 54 Syrians including 12 children.

The reconstruction of the destroyed social infrastructure and the establishment of peaceful life in the Syrian provinces enable people to return back to their former homes.

Over the past day, 119 people have returned to Homs province and 440 people – to the province of Deir ez-Zor (on the eastern shore of the Euphrates)