U.S. Forces, Armed Factions Prevent Aid Access to Rukban Refugee Camp: Russian Monitor

Hmeimim-based monitor says U.S. and rebel forces are impeding access to safe corridors and the delivery of aid to displaced people

American forces and armed groups operating in southern Syria are impeding government efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to displaced people near the Syrian-Jordanian border, the Russian Hmeimim-based coordination center said.

In a statement on Thursday, the center noted that the U.S. military and armed groups operating in the Al-Tanf area are preventing the establishment of humanitarian corridors and the delivery of aid supplies to people in the Rukban refugee camp.

The statement said that the Americans have not yet guaranteed the arrival of aid representatives to the camp through Syrian territory.

Rukban camp lies south of Al-Tanf inside the U.S.-controlled zone on the Syrian-Jordanian border. The Russian center said that the humanitarian situation in the camp has deteriorated amid the continued circulation of drugs, propaganda and the recruitment of people into terrorist organizations.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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