Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (March 31, 2018)

Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:52

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, and Damascus.

Humanitarian operation in the Eastern Ghouta continues.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation and the Russian military police have successfully accomplished eight-day operation on withdrawal of the Faylaq al-Rahman militants with families from the Eastern Ghouta.

Since the beginning of the humanitarian operation by the past day, 41,126 militants with families have been withdrawn from Arbil, Jobar, Ein-Tarma and Zamalka. They were escorted by the Syrian patrol cars, SARC ambulance cars and Russian military police to Qalaat al-Mudik, the Idlib de-escalation zone.

In course of the operation unprecedented in its scale 34 hostages taken by illegal armed formations have been released.

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, 128 civilians left the city via the humanitarian corridor. Since February 28, in total, 29,230 people have left Douma via the corridor.

In total since the humanitarian pauses were introduced, 153,140 people have been evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta with the help of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation.

Successful operation on withdrawal of the Ahrar al-Sham illegal armed formation and most part of the Faylaq al-Rahman from the Eastern Ghouta has shown promising outlook of taken measures to make the Jeyish al-Islam radical group left in the enclave cease hostilities and disarm.

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 Jubb al-Safa, Aleppo province. People received a ton of fresh-baked bread.

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

The Russian military medics provided medical aid to 60 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, 135 people have returned to Homs province and 270 people – to the province of Deir ez-Zor (on the eastern shore of the Euphrates).

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