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Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (February 6, 2019)

Peaceful settlement of the conflict and rendering of comprehensive assistance are the main vectors of work in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation carried out a humanitarian action in the settlement of Arbid, Aleppo Hama province. People received 500 food sets.

In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 2,057 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 3,249.4

Russian military police ensured safe passage of the UN humanitarian convoy from Damascus to the Rukban refugee camp located on Syrian-Jordanian border close to the U.S. military base in al-Tanf.

Russian servicemen escorted a convoy of more than 160 vehicles (trucks, ambulance cars, tankers, armored vehicles) to a 55-kilometer security zone around a US base near the al-Tanf.

According to representatives of the UN, the humanitarian convoy is loaded with food and non-food goods, medicines, essential goods with a total weight of 1,080 tons.

Refugees are making their way back home. Ten check points including one at the Damascus International Airport and the Baniyas maritime one are operating with support of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides. As for February 5, 2019, in total 221,696 Syrians returned.

As part of the implementation of the decree of the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Syrian authorities continue to work on amnesty for those who evade from military service, including those among refugees and former members of illegal armed groups. As for February 5, 2019, in total 43,863 were granted amnesty.

Social infrastructure is being recovered to create favourable conditions for returnees.  As for February 5, 2019, 31,170 houses, 809 educational facilities and 136 medical centres has been recovered. Besides, 978km of roads have been repaired.

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, there are still cases of ceasefire regime violation by illegal armed formations in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Over the past day, from the Idilb de-escalation zone terrorists have attacked Zahra in Aleppo province. Serviceman of the Syrian Arab Republic was killed and another was injured.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides urges leaders of illegal armed formations operating  in the Idlib de-escalation zone to cease hostilities and move towards peaceful settlement of the situation in areas they occupy.

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