On November 3, a humanitarian aid convoy of the U.N. consisting of dozens of trucks entered the al-Rukban refugee camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border, according to the Reuters news agency. This was the first aid convoy to enter the camp in the last nine months.
“The first convoys have entered the camp,” Abu Abdullah, a member of the civilian council that runs the camp told Reuters.
رويترز: شاحنات الإغاثة التابعة للأمم المتحدة تدخل مخيم الركبان للاجئين السوريين قرب الحدود الأردنية.
وزارة الدفاع الروسية: الشرطة العسكرية الروسية أمنت وصول قافلة المساعدات الإنسانية الأممية إلى مخيم الركبان. pic.twitter.com/aW378xEGgU
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Meanwhile, the Russian Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria announced that a unit of the Russian Military Police and three helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces had escorted the U.N. aid convoy on its way from the Syrian capital of Damascus to the 55km de-escalation zone around the area of al-Tanaf, where the al-Rukban camp is located.
“On our part, we have fulfilled all tasks on ensuring the safety of the humanitarian convoy,” Lt. Gen. Vladimir Savchenko said, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
The U.S. and its proxies publicly ignore that the al-Rukban camp is located within the area occupied by them around al-Tanaf and blame the Damascus government and Russia for the deteriorating humanitarian conditions inside the camp. However, even some mainstream media and public figures, like former U.S. ambassador to Damascus Robert Ford, do not support this false narrative.