Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (June 11, 2018)

Monday, 11 June 2018 10:52

Reconciliation of opposing sides and stabilization of the humanitarian situation are the most important areas of political settlement of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, illegal armed formations breach ceasefire regime in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, Latakia and Daraa.

Measures are being taken to improve humanitarian situation in the capital region and its suburbs.

Engineering units of the Syrian Army trained by Russian specialists successfully perform tasks to ensure security for civilians and social and economic infrastructure. In the area of the former Palestinian refugee - Yarmouk Camp, the Syrian engineers have checked 30 buildings to defuse four mines, seven projectiles and 18 improvised explosive devices.

The Syrian security forces are working to grant amnesty to former members of illegal armed formations who decided to return to peaceful life in Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahm. Since May 11, in total, about 5,000 people have already passed this procedure.

Representatives of the Centre for Reconciliation monitored the situation in Kafer-Batna. Trade has been recovered, private shops are opened. Central water and electricity supply has been restored, the water treatment station has been launched. A bakery functions in the town, five schools have been reconstructed. Local authorities jointly with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organize delivery of foods and drinking water. Medical assistance is provided to people.

Due to improving humanitarian situation, 68,562 people have returned home in the Eastern Ghouta from refugee and IDP camps.

Measures are being taken by Syrian government jointly with the Russian side to stabilize post-conflict situation in the provinces of Hama and Homs.

In southeast of Tel–Tahun, Syrian units of the Engineering School cleared up an antipersonnel minefield.

Russian military police organizes observation posts in Kharet-Tukman, Talbisah and Al-Rastan to prevent provocations and other illegal actions.

Representatives of the Centre for Reconciliation held a working meeting with the leadership of administration in Homs. During the meeting, the sides discussed about issues concerning citizens returning back to Hama and Homs.

The Russian Centre carried out charitable actions in the Asada Mosque and the Zahrat al-Madina School of Aleppo to improve the humanitarian situation. At the end of the Ramadan fasting day, the Russian servicemen deployed field kitchens to provide people with hot meals and about a ton of bread.

The Russian Centre carried out humanitarian action in Hatla, the province of Deir ez-Zor. People received 455 food sets, medical supplies and the bare necessities. Total weight has reached two tons.

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to more than 114 people, including 93 children.

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

Over the past day, 221 people have returned to Homs province, and 119 people – to the Eastern Ghouta.

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