After the Memorandum of de-escalation areas in Syria was signed, the civil war in the war-torn country actually slowed down. The residents began to return to liberated cities and towns. Households, energy supply facilities, transport facilities and roads are being actively restored, agricultural land is being developed, and schools are being renovated and reopened. Essential services, including water and electricity, have also been mostly restored.
Over the past month alone, 14 humanitarian convoys have been sent to the de-escalation areas through the international organizations. For example, East Huta’s residents who think that they have been forgotten by the international community, especially by the Western powers, were finally able to benefit from the humanitarian aid provided by the UN and the ICRC after Al-Wafaeddin humanitarian corridor was opened.
Such changes in the process of political settlement of the conflict enabled the Syrian Arab army (SAA) to focus on defeating ISIS in the eastern part of the country. Serious progress has been made in almost all the areas.
According to Inside Syria Media Center’s sources, government forces do not conduct military operations now against armed opposition, but confront the units of IS, al-Nusra and the terrorist groups affiliated with them.
At the same time, there are no significant results on fighting terrorism from the U.S.-led international coalition. Instead of combating ISIS, the coalition still cannot deal with Raqqa and Mosul assaults, strikes blows at Syrian troops and smoothly opens corridors to terrorists in surrounding areas, thus allowing them to strengthen their units in Palmyra and Deir ez-Zorr.
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