Briefing of the Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Control of the Movement of Refugees in the Syrian Arab Republic (September 17, 2021)
Work continues in the Syrian Arab Republic to resolve the conflict in a non-military manner and to provide comprehensive assistance to Syrian citizens in restoring peaceful life.
Over the past day, representatives of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides have not carried out humanitarian actions.
Since the beginning of the settlement process, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides has conducted 3,023 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered exceedes 5,2 thousand tons.
The joint efforts of Russia and Turkey continue to implement the provisions of the Russian-Turkish Memorandum of common ground of October 22, 2019.
Russian military police units continued patrolling in the Membij district of Aleppo province along the Ajami – Karakozak route and back.
Another joint coordinated Russian-Turkish patrol took place in the province of Aleppo along the route from Kafr-Antun to Maraanaz and back.
A joint coordinated Russian-Turkish patrol along the M5 highway along the Minasrin – Abu-Ed-Duhur route was conducted in Idlib province.
The Russian military police continued to escort civilian vehicles on the section of the M4 Ain-Isa - Tell-Tamer highway. Over the past day, the safe movement of 1,202 people and 502 pieces of equipment has been ensured.
Measures to stabilize the situation in the province of Deraa are continuing. With the mediation of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides, 1,181 people settled their status in the settlements of El-Yaduda and El-Magrib, 265 weapons and more than 12.5 thousand ammunition were handed over.
Over the past day, 29 attacks from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group were recorded in the Idlib de-escalation zone (20 of them, according to the Syrian side). 10 attacks were registered in Idlib province, 8 attacks were registered in Latakia province, 5 attacks were registered in Hama province, and 6 attacks were registered in Aleppo province.
In the Tell-Rifat district of the Aleppo province, 2 shelling of positions of the Syrian government forces by illegal armed groups operating on the territory controlled by the Turkish armed forces was recorded. From the area of the settlement of Jalbol, the militants fired mortar shells at the positions of government forces in the area of the settlement of Deir-al-Jamal. Also, the positions of government forces in the area of the village of Tell-Anib were subjected to an artillery strike by militants from the area of the settlement of Hizman. There are no losses among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of the SAR.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides urges leaders of illegal armed formations to cease hostilities and move towards peaceful settlement of the situation in areas they occupy, and ensure delivery of humanitarian relief to Syrian civilians.