Civilians are leaving the militant-held part of Syria’s Idlib province via a Russian-established humanitarian corridor in the Abu al-Duhur settlemenеt, Russia’s Center for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees says.
“We have established cooperation with the governor of the province; we’ve created a commission that deals with the issues of the refugees’ return and identity check. There are a lot of people returning, whose identification and property documents were lost in the fires during the fighting,” the head of the Center’s Aleppo Province Department Oleg Demyanenko said, according to the state media.
According to Demyanenko, all the fleeing persons are checked via Syrian databases to see whether they have any problems with the law. Thet are also checked for weapons and explosives. Somee people have reportedly tried to smuggle fire arms. However, these cases are rare.
The miliant-held part of the province of Idlib is located in the so-called Idlib de-escalation zone agreed by Turkey, Iran and Russia in the Astana format. Under this agreement, a ceasefire was established in the area and the Turkish-backed opposition had to separate from and then eliminate the terrorist groups, including Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, in the area. Nonetheless, nothing has been done by Turkey and its proxies to combat the terrorists.