Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (April 19, 2018)

Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:52

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and stabilizing humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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, Hama, Homs, and Daraa over the last 24 hours.

Situation in the Eastern Ghouta is stabilizing. Peaceful life is being recovered.

Living houses and infrastructure objects are being cleared from mines and explosive devices in Douma. Over the last 24 hours, seven houses and their territories have been cleared. Nine explosive devices have been defused.

Trading is returning to the city. Roads and infrastructure are being recovered.

Normalization of situation in other settlements and towns of the Eastern Ghouta is continued.

Representatives of the Russian Reconciliation Centre explored the most important social infrastructure objects in Arbil and Kafr Batna, which were to be recovered.

Due to efforts taken by the Russian Reconciliation Centre and the Syrian government, 60,724 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

Work held by the Russian Centre is aimed at de-escalation of situation in Damascus province.

The Russian Reconciliation Centre jointly with units of the Russian military police launch an operation aimed at withdrawal of insurgents and their families from Dumayr.

Due to reached agreements, representatives of illegal armed formations handed four machine guns, an AT grenade launcher, and two sniper rifles to the Syrian Arab Army.

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 provided security to two UN convoys moving to Tell Shihab and al-Tayba, Daraa province. Citizens have received 181 tons of food, household, and medical supplies.

The Russian Reconciliation Centre held a humanitarian action in Aleppo and Maaloula, Damascus province. Citizens received 445 sets with food supplies and fresh-baked bread. Total weight of the cargo has reached 2.9 tons.

The Russian military medics have provided assistance to 21 Syrians, including 16 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, 254 people have returned to Homs province, and 362 – to the Eastern Ghouta.

The Russian Centre is registering the number of citizens leaving Tell Rifaat de-escalation zone for Membij, Aleppo province. Over the last 24 hours, 408 people have left the area.

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