Russian military agree on status of former militants in 2 populated localities of Eastern Qalamoun
HMEIMIM (Syria). May 21 (Interfax) - Russian military have agreed on the status of local residents who decided to go back to peaceful life at a meeting with the administrations of two Syrian populated localities, the head of the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria, Yury Yevtushenko, said.
"Representatives of the reconciliation center have had a working meeting with the heads of Ruheiba and Jayrud administrations and agreed on the status of local residents who decided to go back to peaceful life," Yevtushenko said.
Efforts towards improving the humanitarian situation continue in other Syrian areas, as well, Yevtushenko said. The government has regained control of populated areas in the Homs de-escalation area. State flags have been hoisted above administrative buildings. Syrian government agencies have resumed their operation.
"A total of 179 people have returned home in the Homs province and 114 more in Eastern Ghouta over the past day. The reconciliation center is controlling the resettlement of refugees from the Tell Rifat de-confliction area to Membidj in the Aleppo province. Some 413 people and their personal belongings were resettled over the day," Yevtushenko said.