Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (June 16, 2018)

Saturday, 16 June 2018 10:52

Peaceful settlement of conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to the people are the most topical tasks for settlement of the crisis 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 Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Daraa.

Measures are being taken by the Russian side and Syrian government to improve humanitarian situation in Damascus and its suburbs.

Russian and Syrian engineers are operating in accordance with a plan for mine clearance operation in area liberated from militants in the Eastern Ghouta, Eastern Qalamoun and Damascus. Over the last 24 hours, they have checked 29 buildings in Yarmouk, the former Palestinian refugee camp, suburbs of Damascus. They defused nine unexploded mines and artillery projectiles, and five improvised explosive devices disguised as gas cylinders. The Russian Centre for Reconciliation has monitored situation in the settlement of Jisrein to control reconstruction process of social infrastructure in the Eastern Ghouta.

Power supply system has been recovered in the city. Overhaul of water supply and sewerage systems are about to be completed. A school, local hospital and bakery are being reconstructed in the city. A mobile medical post functions in the city while the hospital is being overhauled. A medical brigade of the Russian Ministry of Health is operating there. Local authorities jointly with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organize delivery of food supplies and drinking water (5,000 liters).

Due to taken measures, 69,129 people of Eastern Ghouta have returned back to their homes from refugee and IDPs camps.

An engineering unit detected and defused four artillery projectiles and 15 improvised explosive devices disguised as plastic buckets in southwest of Kafer-Lakha, Homs province.

Russian military police organizes day-time observation posts in the settlements of Kharet-Tukman, Talbiseh and al-Rastan to prevent provocations and register refugees returning back to their homes.

In order to ensure security in the settlements of the Eastern Ghouta, Eastern Qalamoun and in the area of Yarmuk (Damascus city), the Russian military police organized patrolling jointly with police of the Syrian Arab Republic.

As a result the Russian military police prevented cases of looting and violence against the civilian population. For the first time in many years, peaceful residents have been provided with safe living conditions.

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to 7 people, including 2 children.

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

Over the past day, 211 people have returned to Homs province, and 118 people to the Eastern Ghouta.

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