Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (April 9, 2018)
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and stabilizing humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, the Russian-Turkish-Iranian Coordination Centre has registered several cases of ceasefire violation in the provinces of Damascus, Aleppo, Daraa, Latakia, and Hama.
Due to agreements reached in course of negotiations between the Russian Reconciliation Centre and leaders of Jaysh al-Islam, combat actions have been ceased for two days in Douma.
Release of hostages kept by Jaysh al-Islam grouping is the main demand of the Russian party. Yesterday, 56 people, including 36 men, 16 women, and four children, were released. The Russian Centre continues working on releasing the hostages.
Insurgents and their families continue leaving Douma via humanitarian corridor with the Muhayam al-Wafedin checkpoint.
In total, 3,005 insurgents and their family members have left the area.
They were escorted by the Syrian patrol cars, SARC ambulance cars and Russian military police to the northern part of Aleppo province.
Today, representatives of the Russian Reconciliation Centre have explored areas of Douma. Earlier, the White Helmets had reported on use of chemical weapons. Results of inspection refuted all reports of chemical weapons use in the city.
The working group included specialists of NBC protection and medical service.
Military medics of the Russian Centre visited a medical establishment in Douma. They did not find a person suffering from chemical weapons use. This is another evidence of absence of chemical weapons use in the city.
All accusations made by the White Helmets as well as photos and videos spread in social networks with demonstrations of victims of chemical weapons use are another fake and efforts aimed to disrupt reached ceasefire.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused on stabilizing the humanitarian situation, providing medical assistance to the people in need and meeting the priority needs of citizens.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation continues providing comprehensive assistance to residents of the Eastern Ghouta settlements that have been recently liberated from militants. Taken measures enable people to return back to their homes.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is working on stabilizing humanitarian situation in other regions of Syria.
The Russian Reconciliation Centre has held a charity action in al-Tabiya, Deir ez-Zor province. Citizens have received clothes.
Citizens of Marra, Deir ez-Zor province, have received drinking water.
Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to 108 Syrians, including 33 children.
The reconstruction of the destroyed social infrastructure and the establishment of peaceful life in the Syrian provinces enable people to return back to their former homes.
Over the past day, 96 people have returned to Hama province, 170 people – to Homs province, and 755 people – to the province of Deir ez-Zor (on the eastern shore of the Euphrates).
Due to efforts by Russia, Turkey and Iran, situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone is stabilizing, people return back to their homes in Aleppo province. Over the last 24 hours, 696 people with their properties have made their way from Tall-Sultan to Abu-al-Duhur via a humanitarian corridor.