Terrorists Continue Shelling Aleppo, Hama and Latakia

MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. Several settlements in Syria’s Aleppo, Hama and Latakia governorates, as well as in Aleppo’s neighborhoods, came under fire by militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone, chief of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides Sergei Solomatin said on Friday.

“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.

Over the past day, terrorists have attacked Akch-Bayer, Durhabu-Asad and Mamuhiyah in Latakia province, Zalaqiyat, Herbat Marin, Tell Murek and Zalaqiyat in Hama province as well as Sukkari district and northwestern outskirts of Aleppo city,” Solomatin said.

According to the chief of the Russian reconciliation center, work is continued to amnesty people dodging military service. Thus, by now, as many as 21,387 people have been amnestied, he added.

Over the past day, officers of the Russian reconciliation center conducted a humanitarian operation delivering food products to the settlement of Sheikh Misqin in the Daraa governorate.

Apart from that, efforts are continued to restore infrastructure facilities and create conditions for the return of refugees. “As of December 27, 2018, as many as 30,932 residential houses, 714 educational and 122 medical facilities have been restored, and a total of 953 kilometers of motorways have been repaired,” he noted.

The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center’s officers regularly travel around the country’s liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes.