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Damascus Government And Local Leaders Reach Initial Agreement On Al-Rukban Camp

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Damascus Government And Local Leaders Reach Initial Agreement On Al-Rukban Camp

Illustrative image, by: al-Badiya 24

The Damascus government and tribal leaders from the al-Rukban refugee camp near the border area of al-Tanaf have reached an initial agreement to solve the humanitarian crisis in the camp during a meeting held a day earlier, the Syrian al-Badiya 24 Facebook page revealed on September 30.

Under the agreement, the local leaders of the al-Rukban camp will hand over a list of people who want to join the reconciliation process to the Damascus government. Another part of the refugees will likely be evacuated to the Euphrates Shield area in the northern Aleppo countryside.

Regarding the humanitarian situation, the Damascus government agreed to evacuate 150 ill civilians to hospitals in its areas, while the security officer in the 55km de-escalation zone promised to protect any humanitarian aid convoy that will enter the camp.

The agreement is a first step to facilitate the return of all the refugees from al-Rukban. Two weeks ago, Nikolai Burtsev, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, revealed that Russia is working closely with the U.S. to dismantle the camp, which was witnessing catastrophic humanitarian situation.

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