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Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 9, 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 one humanitarian action in the settlement of al-Salhiyah, Deir ez-Zor province. People received 500 food sets.
In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 2,113 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 3,366.5 tons.
On May 8, 574 people left the Rukban refugee camp via Jleb checkpoint. All of them were provided with medical care, food and first necessities. In total 11,580 people have left the Rukban refugee camp since the beginning of functioning of the Jleb checkpoint.
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 May 8, 2019, in total 57,903 were granted amnesty.
Situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone is worsening. Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, there are still cases of ceasefire regime violation by illegal armed formations.
During the day, the militants attacked the settlements of Akch Buair, Rwaisat Iskander, Dahr Abu Assad, al-Djaied in Latakia province as well as 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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