Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (October 11, 2018)
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 held two humanitarian actions in the settlements of al-Malikiya, Aleppo province, and Qasr-Wardan, Hama province.
Civilians received 900 sets of food with the total weight of 3.9 tons, and a ton of fresh-baked bread.
In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 1961 humanitarian action. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 3,018.99 tons.
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 Ikko, Arafit, Safsafa, Safkun in Latakia province, districts of Castello, Hara and research centre in Aleppo.
There were shelling attacks a positions of government forces near the Tadef settlement (two times) in Aleppo province from the side of militants.
In the Twitter account of the administration of the Rukban refugee camp on October 9, 2018 a video was posted about the plight of the Syrian citizens in its territory.
We consider it necessary to remind that the specified refugee camp is located near the American military base near the settlement of al-Tanf. At the same time, the US command imposed a ban on entry into the 55-km zone around its base for the Syrian government structures and humanitarian organizations. As a result, the Syrian government and the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides are deprived of the opportunity to organize the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrian citizens in the Rukban camp. Thus, the entire blame for the plight of the more than 70,000 refugees there rests entirely with the US Command.
Once again, we urge the American side to provide unhindered humanitarian access to the Rukban camp, to ensure the withdrawal of refugees to their places of permanent residence and to liquidate the military base in Al-Tanf.