Russia, Syria call on US to revise its position on Rukban refugee camp

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MOSCOW, March 8. /TASS/. The inter-agency coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria are again calling on the United States to revise its position on Syrian nationals illegally held in the Rukban refugee camp, the headquarters said in a joint statement on Friday.

‘We are again calling on the United States to revise its position on Syrians suffering without any guilt in the Rukban camp. It should take the courage and finally make a decisive step towards mercy and humanity, granting mothers and their children in the camp the freedom and the possibility to build a bright future in their home places,” the document says.

“While the entire world is congratulating women with the bright spring holiday – International Women’s Day – tens of thousands of Syrian mothers with their children continue staying in disastrous inhuman, prisoner conditions,” the statement says.

March 8 is a splendid occasion for all the men to display their best qualities, reminding them that the women in the Rukban camp are daily confronted with violence, poverty, diseases and hunger, the statement reads.

The Rukban camp is located in the Al-Tanf security zone, where a US military base is stationed. Entrances to the zone are controlled by opposition militants. According to the World Health Organization, the camp currently hosts about 40,000 refugees, mostly women and children.

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