Russian Military Says Turkish Forces Prevent Return of Residents to 3 Villages in Northern Syria
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"Per the decision of the Turkish military command, the settlements of Al Muallaq, Jahbel and Seida of the Ayn Issa district of the Raqqa province have been cordoned off to [prevent] return of local residents, who left their homes earlier due to combat between Turkish forces and Kurdish units," Karpov said, RIA Novosti reported.
The officer stressed that the center was urging the Turkish command that oversees territories in Northern Syria to provide an opportunity and safety for voluntary and unrestrained return of locals to their homes.
Russia, Turkey, and Iran are the ceasefire guarantors in war-torn Syria.
Russia regularly conducts humanitarian operations across the country and helps Damascus provide safe passage for the return of Syrian refugees.