Over 1,500 Refugees Returned To Their Homes In Deir Ezzor With Help Of Russian Military

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On December 16-17, over 1,500 refugees returned to their homes in the Syrian governotare of Deir Ezzor. This became possible thanks to the help of the Russian military from the Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria in cooperation with the Committee for Governance of the Eastern Territories of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

“On December 16-17, more than 1,500 people, mostly women and children, returned to the communities of al-Salihiyah, al-Hussainiyah, Hatlah and Marrat located to the south and east of Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor],” chief of the Center’s headquarters Col. Vladimir Vasilevsky told reporters, according to the Russian state-run news agency TASS.

The refugees received food packages and drinking water. Some of them also received necessary medical treatment.

The Committee for Governance of the Eastern Territories of the Deir Ezzor Governorate started operating in the town of al-Salihiyah in December. The committee consists of representatives of all ethnic and confessional groups living in the area. It operates with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center.

Recently, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have repelled a large ISIS attack on the western bank of the Euphrates. However, a notable number of ISIS members still remains in the Homs desert. This group of militants poses a notable threat to the civilians returning to the recently liberated areas. Thus, the anti-terrorist operation in the area should be one of the main priorities of the SAA in the near future.

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  • dutchnational

    I fully endorse SF reporting on refugees returning, cities providing for refugees from other cities.

    So reading 1.500 persons returning to DeZ SAA held city is good news.

    But why tjen does SF not report on the 15.000 FAMILIES that have returned to three quarters in Raqqah. Why then did not SF report on the tens of thousands refugees that have returned to Tabqah, including new refugees from Raqqah? Why then did SF not report of the over 100.000 that either returned to Manbij or fled to Manbij after its liberation in august 2016?

    SF is neutral, is it not?

    • VGA

      Southfront is Moscow-based, if you don’t like it, go away.

      • dutchnational

        Confronting a news scource with its partiality and showing it to readers is always worthwhile.

        • VGA

          You are a well-known troll in this site’s comment section.

    • §âm

      There are no real neutral news sources..
      Be it western media or eastern

      • dutchnational

        Then SF should claim to be partial and not claim to be impartial.