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Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (February 7, 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 Mahardah, Hama province. People received 500 food sets.

In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 2,058 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 3,251.5 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 6, 2019, in total 221,726 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 6, 2019, in total 44,663 were granted amnesty.

Social infrastructure is being recovered to create favourable conditions for returnees. As for February 6, 2019, 31,175 houses, 809 educational facilities and 136 medical centres has been recovered. Besides, 996 km 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 Basharfa in Latakia province, Jubbayn, Khvayr and Masasna in Hama province as well as Rashitdin-4 district and southwestern districts in Aleppo city.

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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