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Almost 1,000 Refugees Left Syria's Rukban Camp on 4 April - Russian Military

© AP Photopeople gather to take basic food stuffs and other aid from community leaders at Rukban refugee camp
people gather to take basic food stuffs and other aid from community leaders at Rukban refugee camp - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Almost 1,000 people left the Rukban refugee camp in Syria on April 4 through the Jeleb checkpoint, they were given all necessary assistance, Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, head of the Russian centre for Syrian reconciliation, has stated.

"On 4 April, 985 civilians left the Rukban refugee camp through the Jeleb checkpoint. They were transported to temporary residence sites in the city of Homs", Kupchishin said at a daily briefing.

The general stressed that the refugees were provided with all necessary assistance, including the provision of food and temporary accommodation.

The Russian military also set up a humanitarian corridor and the Jleb mobile checkpoint in order to prevent a humanitarian disaster in the Rukban refugee camp, Kupchishin stated.

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The Rukban refugee camp is part of the US-controlled zone around its base in Al-Tanf. The camp, which houses some 40,000 displaced people, is located in the south of Syria, not far from Jordan. The Russia-Syria coordination centre on refugee repatriation has repeatedly blamed the United States for blocking access to the camp. 

The Russian military also set up a humanitarian corridor and the Jleb mobile checkpoint in order to prevent a humanitarian disaster in the Rukban refugee camp.

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