"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Syrian Army takes over 9 checkpoints in Afrin District- Al-Masdar News

TV-channel “Russia-24” has released a report about the activity of the Russian reconciliation centre in north-western part of the Aleppo countryside, namely, in Afrin District, which is located near the border with Turkey. The report covers the distribution of the humanitarian aid among refugees in Rawbar Camp and cooperation between Russian, Syrian and Kurdish forces in the area.
The Russian reconciliation centre deployed in Rawbar Camp field hospitals and kitchens and organized the distribution of the humanitarian aid. This camp has become home for 2,000 refugees (primarily, women, children and the elderly) from various parts of Aleppo Governorate. People in Rawbar are deprived of basic commodities, such as electricity and main water supply.

The branch of the Russian reconciliation centre in Afrin was established  only one month ago. However, since then it has delivered several dozen tons of food and medicines for 5,000 people in the area.
part from humanitarian cooperation, Russian officers are conducting negotiations with the local self-defence forces. Under the deal brokered by the reconciliation centre, Kurdish forces allowed Syrian Army to take over 9 checkpoints at the frontline near the rebel-held areas. For example, the Syrian national flag was spotted at Ayn-Daqnah, Maranaz and Kaft-Jannah.
More than that, Syrian Army vows to retake other points from the jihadists. A Syrian soldier from the aforementioned report claims that 3 villages were captured by the government forces on the 1st of May, but this information is not reliable and needs further confirmation.
It was also disclosed that Russian military police and Kurdish units are patrolling the border areas of Afrin District in order to prevent clashes with Turkish Armed Forces.