Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (August 24, 2018)

Friday, 24 August 2018 10:52

Peaceful settlement of the conflict and rendering of comprehensive assistance are the main vectors of work in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation held two humanitarian actions in the settlement of Marrat, Deir ez-Zor, and Deir Fur, Homs province province. Civilians received 1300 sets of food products with the total weight 5.6 tons. 82 people including 37 children received medical aid.

In the settlement of al-Suryan, al-Mualimin, al-Jebel, Balalat, al-Kalas of Aleppo city , targeted charitable assistance was carried out. 15 families, who were in a difficult social situation, were given food sets.

In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 1906 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 2,937.61 tons.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation checked the availability of medications and quality of medical care provided in the village of Khusham (the province of Deir ez-Zor). Four Syrians were provided with medical aid, baby food, vitamins, antibiotics and dressing material. 3 civilians received medical aid including 1 child. People received baby food, vitamins, antibiotics and dressing material.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides controls the repatriation of civilians from the Idlib de-escalation zone through the humanitarian corridor Abu al-Duhur.

Over the last 24 hours 786 people left the Idlib de-escalation zone including 389 children. 247 of them received mredical aid, including 133 children. .

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to 335 people, including 172 children over the past day.

Former insurgents in southwest of the Syrian Arab Republic surrendered one infantry fighting vehicle, 483 small arms and 450 kilograms of ammunition of various types and calibers.

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, there are still cases of ceasefire regime violation by illegal armed formations in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Over the past 24 hours, insurgents attacked Kinsabba (two times), Nahshabba (three times), Safar, Ikko, Ain al-Hanzir Latakia province, Sheikh-Baraqa,and the Ballirmun (three times), Handar, Binyamin (two times) districts of Aleppo city. Also, shooting at positions of government forces near the city of Tadef in the province of Aleppo on the line of demarcation with the units of the Free Syrian Army controlled by the Turkish Armed Forces was noted.

In the city of HAMA, during the daytime, there were twice registered attempts by illegal armed formations to attack units of government troops using unmanned aerial vehicles. The fire of the Air Defense Forces of the Syrian Armed Forces brought down three UAV fighters.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides urges leaders of illegal armed formations operating  in the Idlib de-escalation zone to cease hostilities and move towards peaceful settlement of the situation in areas they occupy.

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