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About 80 Syrians receive medical assistance from Russian military doctors

April 22, 22:47 UTC+3 HMEYMIN

The Russian reconciliation center delivered humanitarian aid to the settlement of Aqraba in the province of Aleppo

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HMEYMIN /Syria/, April 22. /TASS/. A total of 79 Syrians received medical assistance from Russian military doctors on Sunday, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria Yuri Yevtushenko said.

"During the day, Russian military doctors offered medical assistance to 79 Syrians, including 20 children," he said, adding that two civilians had been wounded on April 21 when militants opened mortar shelling at a dwelling quarter in Damascus’ southern part.

The Russian reconciliation center delivered humanitarian aid to the settlement of Aqraba in the province of Aleppo. "A total of 445 food baskets and freshly baked bread with an overall weight of 2.9 tonnes were distributed among civilians," Yevtushenko said.

Works are continues to restore water and electricity supplies facilities in the city of Douma. Duting the day, eight houses and household territories were cleared of mines in that city, eleven improvised explosive devices were destroyed.

About a thousand of Syrian have returned to their homes. "Throughout the day, as many as 160 people returned to their homes in the province of Homs, 519 people returned to the province of Deir ez-Zor, and 312 people returned to Eastern Ghouta," the center’s chief said.

The Russian reconciliation center and Russian military police units continue to evacuate militants of illegal armed groups and members of their families from the Eastern Qalamoun reconciliation area via the humanitarian corridor with a checkpoint near the settlement of Ruheiba. During the day, as many as 1,156 militants and members of their families used this corridor to leave the area. "While leaving the area, militants of illegal armed groups surrendered to the Russian center officers nine weapons, 8,500 munitions, 212 hand grenades and a suicide bomber’s belt," Yevtushenko said.

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