Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (April 25, 2018)

Wednesday, 25 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, Idlib, Homs, Damascus, and Daraa over the last 24 hours.

On April 24, insurgents active in Muhayam al-Yarmuq carried out mortar shelling against living quarters of Nahr al-Aisha, al-Midan, and Qadem in southern area of Damascus. Five civilians were killed and 24 ones were injured.

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, four houses and their territories have been cleared. In total, 120 explosive devices have been defused.

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

Representatives of the Centre explored the most important objects of social infrastructure in the area of Zamalqa, which were to be recovered.

Four kilometers have been cleared from mines in Ayn Terma.

Due to efforts taken by the Russian Reconciliation Centre and the Syrian government, 62,709 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

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 Reconciliation Centre has held a humanitarian action in Huzhnina, Aleppo province. Civilians have received 445 sets with food supplies and fresh-baked bread. Total weight of the cargo reached 3 tons.

In Fatikh Marashi School, Aleppo city, held a humanitarian action. Civilians have received clothes, medical supplies, and bare necessities.

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to 86 Syrians, including 21 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, 170 people have returned to Homs province, 572 – to Deir ez-Zor province (Eastern shore of the River Euphrates), and 193 – 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, 390 people have left the area.

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