Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 11, 2018)

Friday, 11 May 2018 10:52


The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to citizens of 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, and Daraa.

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

Living houses are being cleared up from mines and ammo in the city of Douma. Streets are being cleared from rubbles by Russian special equipment; housing and utilities infrastructure is being restored. Over the last 24 hours, 19 houses and their territories have been cleared up. In total, 26 explosive devices have been defused.

Due to comprehensive support 64,854 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation jointly with the Syrian authorities is working on improving humanitarian situation in the Eastern Qalamoun.

Four houses were cleared up in the settlement of Rukheiba. Five improvised explosive devices were found and defused.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation jointly with military police has completed withdrawal of militants with their families observing all security measures from east Yarmouk, a former Palestinian refugee camp via the Beit Sahm humanitarian corridor.

Since May 3-10, 3,283 insurgents of six armed formations and 5,184 members of their families have left Yalda, Babbila, Sidi-Miqdat, and Beyt-Sahm.

The rest insurgents are to use the amnesty announced by the Syrian government, regulate their status, and return to the peaceful life.

In order to prevent provocations and provide security to civilians, the Russian MP units have deployed observation posts in Yalda, Babbila, and Beyt-Sahm.

The Russian side continues working on further de-escalation of situation in other regions of Syria as well.

Over the last 24 hours, insurgents active in the Homs de-escalation zone have surrendered nine improvised bombs and different ammo to the SAA.

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 province humanitarian assistance to citizens of Kafr Batna, Damascus province. The civilians received 500 sets with the bare necessities, 500 sets with food supplies, and 900 liters of bottled water. Total weight of the humanitarian cargo has reached 12 tons.

Citizens of Deir Qaq and Sheikh Fars, Aleppo province, have received more than two tons of fresh-baked bread.

Russian military medics have province assistance to 25 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, 207 people have returned to Homs province, and 134 – 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, 210 people with personal properties have left the area.

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