Zakharova: Syrian Army retaliating against attacks launched by terrorists in Idleb on its positions and neighboring towns

MOSCOW, (ST)-  The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova has announced that the displaced people remaining in the Rukban Camp and al-Tanf area near the Syrian-Jordanian borders have not been evacuated, because the American occupation forces and the US-backed terrorists positioned there are preventing them from leaving.

In a briefing on Thursday, Zakharova said that the implementation of the United Nations plan to evacuate the remaining residents of al-Rukban camp has been postponed for five months because of the refusal of Washington and the US-backed militants to give necessary safety guarantees."

 "We believe that the real reason for the plight of the camp is the American occupation. This problem cannot be solved by sending humanitarian convoys only, especially since the assistance does not reach the displaced, but remains in the hands of the militants, whereas those displaced people receive all humanitarian and health support when they leave al-Tanf area to the lands under the government's control," Zakharova added .

 On the situation in Idleb, the Russian diplomat stressed that the Syrian Arab Army is retaliating against the attacks being launched by the terrorists in Idleb against its positions and the neighboring towns.

She pointed out that in order to facilitate the exit of civilians from the de-escalation zone in Idleb, the Syrian army opened three humanitarian corridors, but the terrorists prevent the locals from leaving by opening fire on them and on the corridors.

"Again, this is another proof that the problem in Idleb can't be solved as long as the terrorists are there," she said.

Hamda Mustafa