Russia opens two humanitarian corridors to evacuate besieged Syrians

Homs [Syria]: In an efforts to secure the return of the besieged Syrian civilians, Russia opened two humanitarian corridors to evacuate the displaced people in al-Rukban Camp in al Tanf area of Syria’s Homs on Tuesday.

“Due to the urgent need to address the problems of the displaced in al-Rukban Camp, two corridors were opened in the towns of Jleighem and Jabal al-Ghurab on the outskirts of al-Tanf area to facilitate the evacuation of the civilians from the camp,” Sanna news quoted Russian National Center for State Defence Control General Lieutenant Mikhail Mezentsev as saying.

Mezentsev claimed that the situation is “catastrophic” in the camp where around 50 thousand displaced Syrians are being held hostages by the terrorist organisations under the control of the US.

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Units of the Syrian Arab Army, together with the Russian military police, take charge of securing the safety of the displaced people all the way to the new residential places.

Russia has always accused the US of holding people in Rukban hostage.

“We call on the American command and leaders of illegal militant groups in the al-Tanf region to put an end to the forcible keeping of women and children, mostly affected by cold, illness and malnutrition in the camp. All of them will be given necessary assistance,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on February 15.


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