More than 64,000 Syrian civilians have returned to their homes in the settlements of the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, an official says.
A spokesperson of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said on Tuesday that returned they after liberation of the region from control of militants.
“More than 64,000 residents have returned to Eastern Ghouta after its liberation from militants,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that repair and recovery activities were in progress in Eastern Ghouta.
According to the reconciliation centre, Jaysh al-Islam militants laid down about 1,200 arms and more than 5,000 Islamists did the same in the area of Eastern Qalamun.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting against numerous opposition groups and terrorist organisations.
In March, the command of the Syrian army said it had liberated Eastern Ghouta which was previously under the control of Jaysh al-Islam militants.
Similarly, Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the charity from Turkey, sent 20 trucks with humanitarian aid to the northern Syrian regions, local media reported.
The Anadolu news agency reported that the humanitarian aid would be delivered to the areas cleared from the control of local Kurdish forces.
The media outlet added that 15 vehicles with humanitarian cargoes were sent to the Afrin district and five more to the Idlib province.
Turkish troops in cooperation with opposition groups loyal to Ankara, have also participated in a number of military operations in Syria, mostly against Kurdish militants such as the ongoing Olive Branch operation in Afrin and the Euphrates Shield held from August 2016 to March 2017.
Damascus has condemned the Turkish military operations, saying they violate Syrian sovereignty.
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