A number of settlements in the Syrian provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia came under shelling by militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria Sergei Solomatin said on December 17.
“During the day, shelling attacks by militants were reported from the settlements of Darh Abu-Assad, Safsara, Ikko, Arafit, Sandran (twice) and Jubb al-Zarur in the Latakia governorate, the settlements of Tell Maraq (thrice), Tell Bazam (rwice), Tell al-Maqtaa and Achan in the Hama governorate, and Aleppo’s Suqqari, Sakibiya, Zakhabiya, Makanis al-Duwairy neighborhoods and the area around the research center,” Solomatin said, according to TASS.
Solomatin added that officers of the Russian reconciliation center had conducted a humanitarian operation in a settlement in the Deir ez-Zor province. Over 500 bags with food products were handed out to civilians.
“Efforts are continued to restore infrastructure facilities and create conditions for the return of refugees. As of December 15, 2018, as many as 30,859 dwelling houses, 712 educational and 118 medical establishments have been restored. A total of 938 kilometers of motorways have been repaid,” Solomatin said.