Convoys to Evacuate People From al-Rukban

Syria has accused the US of preventing displaced people from leaving the al-Rukban camp and spreading misinformation writes SANA.

The Syrian and Russian coordination committees for the return of displaced Syrians announced that convoys will be organized to allow the voluntary return of civilians, who are besieged by US troops, from the al-Rukban camp in al-Tanf area to their permanent residential places.

On Wednesday, in a joint statement published on the website of the Russian Defense Ministry, the two sides said, “the Syrian government, in coordination with Russia, will form humanitarian convoys for the voluntary unimpeded return of al-Rukban residents to their permanent residence starting Mar. 1, 2019.”

The statement noted that the entry of the convoys into the, “US-occupied zone around al-Tanf for the evacuation of refugees from the al-Rukban camp will be carried out in coordination with the UN.”

The statement went on to say that the United States, “prevents their [the displaced] exit, misleads the refugees by saying that it is impossible to leave the camp and disseminating rumors that they will face devastation, forced conscription and arrests in the territory controlled by the Syrian government.” 

Both sides urged the United States, “whose military units are illegally located in Syria, to leave the country,” according to the statement.

 

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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