Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (July 12, 2019)
Peaceful settlement of the conflict and rendering of comprehensive assistance are the main vectors of work in the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides has held no humanitarian actions over the past day.
In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 2,161 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 3,479 tons.
Refugees are making their way back home. Ten check points are operating with support of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides.
To date, 407,785 people had returned to their places of permanent residence from the territory of foreign states to the territory of Syria, including the internally displaced persons.
Social infrastructure is being recovered to create favourable conditions for returnees. To date, 31,994 houses, 874 educational facilities and 179 medical centres has been recovered. Besides, 1,070km 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, terrorists attacked Kinsabba in Latakia province, as well as Saqabiyah in Aleppo province and Aleppo city itself.
On July 12, 2019, at night, militants of illegal armed groups attempted to attack the Russian Hmeymim Air Base with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles. Through effectively organized defence system of the Russian Hmeymim Air Base three unmanned aerial vehicles were downed by duty of air defence. No casualties or material damage was caused. The Hmeymim Air Base functions as planned.
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.