US continues to exploit Rukban refugee camp for political purposes

On Friday (29) November, a convoy of buses escorted by the Russian military police arrived at one of the checkpoints near the (55)-kilometre At-Thanf zone.

It was planned to carry out the removal of refugees from the Rukban camp as part of the earlier agreements between Russia, Syria and the UN.

However, the U.S. side once again began to obstruct the implementation of this plan.

By all means, America is trying its best to preserve the presence of refugees in the At-Tanf zone to cover up the militants living there.

By not allowing the convoys of buses to enter the camp, the U.S. offered to deliver humanitarian aid to the population of Rukban.

In response to this proposal, the leadership of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the UN stated that the delivery of humanitarian aid to the camp is not advisable, as this aid does not reach the refugees, but is distributed among the militants.

In this situation, the best solution would be for the U.S. to fulfil its obligations to ensure the safe and unhindered withdrawal of refugees from the camp.

We can only hope that the U.S. will put respect for the rule of law and compassion for the thousands of women and children of the camp, above its political games.

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