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    Russia delivered humanitarian aid for 500 families in the settlement of Jabah in the southwestern province of Quneitra in Syria, according to a correspondent.

    QUNEITRA (Syria) (Sputnik) – Russian military officers from the Defense Ministry's Syrian reconciliation center provided the settlement of Jabah in the southwestern province of Quneitra, including in the war-torn country's de-escalation zones, with humanitarian aid, a Sputnik correspondent reported Sunday.

    The civilians have received necessities and those with health problems been treated by Russian doctors.

    “Jabah is a part of the southwestern de-escalation zone. The ceasefire made it possible for the Russian friends to deliver humanitarian aid for 500 families. As you can see, the Russian doctor examines everybody with absolutely different illnesses,” a Syrian police officer told Sputnik.

    He said that humanitarian aid would be further delivered to settlements across the Quneitra province.

    The officer added that the situation calmed down after the establishment of the ceasefire but militants in several settlements continue to provoke Syrian servicemen with truce violations.

    Syria has been in the state of civil war for six years, with government forces fighting against both Syrian opposition groups and terrorist organizations. Moscow has been assisting Damascus both through supporting the struggle against the terrorist groups and providing humanitarian aid to the residents of the crisis-torn country.

    Russia, Iran and Turkey are guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire regime, having signed a memorandum on the establishment of four safe zones in Syria that came into force on May 6. The four zones span the northwestern Idlib province and parts of the neighboring Latakia, Hama and Aleppo, the north of the central Homs province, Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, as well as southern Daraa and Quneitra regions. The memorandum came into force on May 6.

    During the July 7 meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to implement another regional ceasefire in southern Syria.


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