Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (October 15, 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 a humanitarian action in the settlement of Ajam, al-Quneitra province. People received 300 food sets with a total weight of 1.3 tons.
In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 1,965 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 3,072.9 tons.
A charitable action was held at the Hamish hospital in Damascus to hand over 25 wheelchairs, 50 blankets and 50 towels to the hospital administration.
People in need in Salakhin district, Aleppo city, received one tone of fresh-baked bread.
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.
Insurgents attacked the following towns over the past day: Rasha, Akch-Baer (three times), Ein al-Naur, Jubb al-Zarur, Ikko in Latakia province.
Despite the statement of the American side about the eradication of ISIS in Syria, the terrorists still retain control over certain areas of the country. At the same time, the US-led international coalition and the Pentagon-controlled Kurdish forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to imitate the struggle against the ISIS in the south of Deir ez-Zor province.
As a result of the inaction of the US-backed formations, the terrorists managed to establish complete control over the strip along the eastern bank of the Euphrates river, about 20 kilometers long between the settlements of Khadzhin and al-Sousa.
Taking full advantage of impunity, ISIS militants attacked a refugee camp in the al-Bahra area on October 13 to capture130 families totalling about 700 people and take them to Khadzhin.
The kidnapped civilians are actually taken hostage and can be used by terrorists as a “human shield” to cover terrorists from possible offensive by the Syrian democratic forces.
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.