Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 14, 2018)

Monday, 14 May 2018 10:52

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive aid to people in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Meanwhile, there have been some cases of ceasefire violation by illegal armed formations in the provinces of Aleppo, Hama, and Daraa.

The Russian party and the government of the Syrian Arab Republic are aimed at further normalization of situation in the province of Damascus.

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

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, 18 houses and their territories have been cleared up. In total, 12 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 Hazze, identified the priority tasks to enable people to return back to their homes. Main roads, buildings and infrastructure have been recovered. 

Due to comprehensive support 65,222 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

Situation in southern suburbs of Damascus is being normalized as well.

In order to prevent provocations and provide security to civilians, units of the Russian military police have deployed observation posts in Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahm.

The Russian party is taking efforts to improve humanitarian situation in other regions of Syria.

It is the sixth 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, 2,948 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, 16,530 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.

Citizens of Huluq area, Aleppo city, have received more than a ton of fresh-baked bread.

Russian military medics provided medical assistance to 26 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, 197 people have returned to Homs province, and 125 – 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, 216 people with personal properties have left the area.

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