Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 15, 2018)

Tuesday, 15 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.

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.

The Russian side jointly with the Syrian government is taking measures to stabilize situation in Damascus province.

Six houses were cleared up in the settlement of Rukheiba. Three 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 special equipment; housing and utilities infrastructure is being restored. Over the last 24 hours, 17 houses and their territories have been cleared up. In total, 22 explosive devices have been defused.

Representatives of the Russian Center for Reconciliation held a working meeting with the head of administration of al-Mohammadiyah to discuss reconstruction in the town.

Due to comprehensive support 65,328 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

Measures are being taken to stabilize situation in southern suburbs of Damascus.

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 seventh 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, 8,131 people have passed through the check point near al-Rastan and Talbiseh. 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, 27,924 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 held a humanitarian action in the settlement of Bustan-Basha, Aleppo province. People received more than a ton of fresh-baked bread.

Russian military medics provided medical assistance to 25 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, 197 people have returned to Homs province, and 104 – 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, 313 people with personal properties have left the area.

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