Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 25, 2018)

Friday, 25 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 people in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Despite 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 and Daraa.

The Russian side jointly with the Syrian government is taking measures on post-conflict settlement in Damascus province.

Twenty-three building have been checked for explosives in the settlements of Rukheiba and Douma. In total, 29 mines, 58 projectiles and 15 improvised explosive devices have been found and defused.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation have been monitoring reconstruction process in the settlement of Ein-Terma. Water and power supply systems are being recovered; people are now able to buy items of the bare necessities. Local authorities organized delivery of food supplies and drinking water to the people in need.

Due to improving humanitarian situation, 66,496 people have returned home in the Eastern Ghouta.

Measures are being taken to stabilize situation in the provinces of Homs and Hama.

Road services are working to recover driveway and lay asphalt on the al-Rastan-Talbiseh section of the M5 highway.

The Centre for Post-Conflict Settlement is functioning in Zaafarana. The Syrian security services are processing information about former members of illegal armed formation that decided to lay down their arms and return back to peaceful life in Homs province.

Over the past 24 hours, 3,192 people have been granted amnesty. They surrendered 338 pieces of small arms.

Russian military police organized observation posts in the settlements of al-Rastan and Kafer-Lakha to prevent provocations and illegal actions.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused to improve humanitarian situation, provide medical aid to the people in need and meet priority needs of people in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Over the last 24 hours, the Russian Centre carried humanitarian actions in the settlements of Mazlum, Deir ez-Zor, and Tal-Masqur, Aleppo province. People received 900 food sets, medical supplies and items of the bare necessities. The total weight of cargo has amounted to five tons. A charitable action took place in the Tatal district of Aleppo. People received a ton of fresh-baked bread.

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to more than 108 people, including 63 children.

The Syrian government is cooperating with the Russian Centre for Reconciliation to create conditions so that people to return back to their homes.

Over the past day, 216 people have returned to Homs province, and 134 people – to the Eastern Ghouta.

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