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Militants bombarded residential areas in southern Damascus

SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThree people were killed and 40 wounded when shelling residential areas in southern Damascus on Thursday, Major-General Yury Yevtushenko, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said at a briefing.

“On April 19, militants of illegal armed groups operating in the Muhayam-Yarmuk quarter bombed the residential areas of At-Tadamon and Al-Midan in southern Damascus, killing three and injuring forty civilians,” he said.

As Yevtushenko noted, in East Ghouta the situation is stable, the process of restoring a peaceful life is under way. In the city of the Duma, work is continuing on the demining of houses and infrastructure, the removal of ammunition and mines. Over the past day, 12 houses and adjoining territories have been cleared. Neutralized 14 improvised explosive devices.

Yevtushenko said that the city continues to clear roads and restore the objects of electricity and water. The work on normalizing the humanitarian situation in other settlements of Eastern Ghouta is also continuing.

With the full support of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties and the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, 61,082 East HGhouta residents have already returned to their homes from refugee camps and temporarily displaced persons.

Yevtushenko added that the Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties transferred the administration of the settlement of Dahiyat-Al-Assad construction materials, electrical and fiber optic cables and water pipes. Representatives of the Center for Reconciliation carried out a survey of the most important social infrastructure facilities in the JOBUBAR area, and determined the scope and measures for their early restoration.

The Center for the reconciliation of the warring sides continues work on further normalizing the situation in the province of Damascus.