Almost 30 towns in Syria's southern de-escalation area take govt's side - Russian military
MOSCOW. July 3 (Interfax-AVN) - Almost 30 towns in Syria's southern de-escalation area have taken the side of the Syrian government, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria said in a statement on Tuesday.
"As a result of the talks held by the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, 27 populated localities in the southern de-escalation area, which lies in the al-Quneitra, as-Suwayda, and Daraa provinces, have volunteered to cease fire and taken the side of the Syrian government over the past week," the center said.
The authorities are being reinstated in these areas, and preparations for rebuilding social infrastructure and delivering humanitarian aid are being made, it said.
"Residents of the al-Quneitra, as-Suwayda, and Daraa provinces welcome officers of the Russian Center for Reconciliation and Russian military police bound to reconciliation talks with the leaders of local armed units," the center said.
Emphasis is being placed on creating conditions for the return of refugees from the southern de-escalation area held by terrorist groups, as well as other regions of Syria, and neighboring countries, it said.