HOMS (Syria) (Sputnik) — The area is part of the de-escalation zone, with the agreement on its functioning reached by representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and moderate Syrian opposition on July 31. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a total of 84 settlements with a population of more than 147,000 people are in the zone.
"Today, the Center for reconciliation of opposing sides for the first time delivered humanitarian aid to the de-escalation zone [in Homs], including flour, sugar, canned goods and individual packages for humanitarian distribution. Humanitarian aid has previously been delivered to the Homs governorate, but here [in the de-escalation zone] hostilities were going on not so long ago, and agreements were reached on their cessation and peaceful settlement measures," a representative of the center, Fyodor Ochinskiy, said.
The ceasefire regime in Syrian de-escalation zones does not cover the militants of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as Nusra Front, and Daesh (both terrorist organizations are banned in Russia).