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Militants hand 30 armored vehicles to Russian military in Syria

Russian servicemen have seized 30 armored vehicles, machine guns and mortar launches at militants' weapons depot in the past 24 hours, Major General Yuri Yevtushenko, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, said on Saturday.

"Under control of officers from the reconciliation center, extremists have handed 30 armored vehicles, three vans with large-caliber machine guns, six mortar launchers, three anti-tank guided missiles, 23 tactical missiles, 111 mines, 60 hand grenades, and more than 63,000 munitions for small arms to the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic," Yevtushenko said.

The Syrian government forces have taken control of the arsenals containing a large amount of munitions.

Over the past 24 hours, Russian military doctors provided medical services to 60 Syrians, including 15 children, Yevtushenko added.

Apart from that, 266 Syrian refugees returned to the Homs province, while 648 to the Deir ez-Zor province and 381 - to Eastern Ghouta. The Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides monitors resettlement of refugees from the Tell-Rifaat de-confliction zone to the city of Manbij in the Aleppo province. In the past 24 hours, 313 people were transported to that city with their belongings.

Russian reconciliation center

The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center's officers regularly travel around the country's liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes and evacuation of civilians from de-escalation zones.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 22Apr18]

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