Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 10, 2018)

Thursday, 10 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, Hama, Damascus and Daraa.

On May 9, illegal armed formations carried out a mortar attack from the Hajar al-Aswad residential quarter targeting a multistore building in the al-Maja quarter. Two people died and 13 civilians are wounded. There are small children among them.

Besides, a car bomb exploded on the al-Maysat square in the central part of Damascus. As a result, two people died and 11 people are wounded.

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, 15 explosive devices have been defused.

Due to comprehensive support 64,720 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.

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

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

As soon as the operation completed, Yalda, Babbila, Sidi-Miqdat and Beyt-Sahm are fully liberated from armed groups.

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

Within the earlier reached agreements, militants have surrendered seven large-caliber machine-guns and a lot of ammo under the control of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation.

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 has carried out a humanitarian action in the city of Aleppo. People received more than a ton of fresh-baked bread.

Russian military medics provided medical assistance to 23 Syrians, including 13 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, 179 people have returned to Homs province, and 122 – 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, 192 people with personal properties have left the area.

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