Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 12, 2018)

Saturday, 12 May 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, the Russian-Iranian-Turkish Joint Coordination Centre has registered some cases of ceasefire violation by illegal armed formations in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Damascus and Daraa.

Measures are taken to improve humanitarian situation in the Eastern Qalamoun.

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

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, 15 houses and their territories have been cleared up. In total, 25 explosive devices have been defused.

Representatives of the Russian Center for Reconciliation held a working meeting with the head of administration and chief of police station of Ein-Therma, identified the priority tasks to enable people to return back to their homes. Main roads, buildings and infrastructure have been cleared up. The authorities organized the delivery of food and water. Housing, utilities and road facilities are being recovered. People are provided with medical aid; seriously ill people are being evacuated to medical institutions of Damascus.

Due to comprehensive support 64,965 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

The government of Syria has regained control over the eastern districts of the Yarmouk region south of Damascus that had been controlled by illegal armed groups. Law enforcement bodies of the Syrian Arab Republic and units of the Russian military police are cooperating to prevent provocations and ensure the safety of civilians in the settlements of Yalda, Babilla and Bayt-Sahm.

The Russian side conducts humanitarian events in other regions of Syria as well.

It is the fourth day as the Russian Centre for Reconciliation and Russian military police is departing militants with their families from the Homs de-escalation zone. Over the last 24 hours, 3,387 people have passed through the check point near al-Rastan. They left the area by buses escorted by the security service cars, SARC ambulances, and reached Qalaat al-Mudiq, the Idlib de-escalation zone.

In total, 9,368 militants with their families left the Homs de-escalation zone since May 7.

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 received humanitarian aid to the settlements of Sheikh-Nadjar and Deir-Kak, Aleppo province. People received 445 food sets and fresh-baked bread. The total weight of humanitarian cargo has amounted to four tons.

Russian military medics provided medical assistance to 21 Syrians, including 10 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, 187 people have returned to Homs province, and 111 – 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, 266 people with personal properties have left the area.

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