UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Almost 400 people returned to their homes in the Syrian province of Homs and the suburb of Damascus East Guta. This was reported on Wednesday by the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties in Syria, Major General Alexei Tsygankov.
“The restoration of the destroyed social infrastructure and the establishment of a peaceful life contribute to the return of people to their places of residence.” Over the past day, 231 people returned to their homes in Homs province, 143 people to East Gutu, “he said.
The Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties, together with the Syrian government, is also working on a post-conflict settlement in the republic. “Nine centers of post-conflict settlement continue to function, and for the day under control of the Reconciliation Center, 72 people settled their status,” Tsygankov said, adding that they had surrendered 12 small arms. In total, since May 16, more than 33 thousand people passed this procedure, they handed over 4 thousand 518 small arms.
“Engineers and sapper units in the area of the former Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk checked 28 buildings for a day, 11 mines, four bombs and 32 improvised explosive devices were detonated and neutralized,” Tsygankov said.
During the day, the Center provided humanitarian assistance to residents of the Khayalon settlement of the province of Ham and Kfar Batna of Damascus. People were given 1 thousand 400 food sets, 500 sets with essentials and 750 liters of bottled water. The total weight of the cargo was 10 tons.
In the area of the Assad Mosque and the Ash-Sukhad school in Aleppo, the Russian military deployed a field kitchen, distributing hot food to the population and more than 1 ton of fresh bread. Russian medical doctors provided medical assistance to 376 Syrians for 24 hours, including 202 children.