Moscow, SANA-The conditions of al-Rukban camp’s residents near the Syrian-Jordanian borders in al-Tanf area are reminiscent of the World War II concentration camps, Head of Russia’s National Defense Control Center Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev said on Friday.
the Russian General called on the United States to end its occupation of the area where the Camp is located.
“We are urging the United States of America to immediately stop the illegal occupation of the 55km zone around al-Tanf, which is the sovereign territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. This will automatically resolve the al-Rukban problem itself and help residents staying there return to their homes,” he said.
In the same context, the Russian Defense Ministry said over 6,000 militants of the so-called Maghawir al-Thawra group controlled by the US are currently in the Rukban refugee camp along with 50,000 refugees,
“One of the most pressing issues today is the situation in the Rukban refugee camp, where a dire humanitarian situation has emerged. It is noteworthy that the total number of temporarily displaced individuals there is around 50,000. Of these, about 6,000 are militants from the US-controlled Maghawir al-Thawra group,” said Yuri Tarasov, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Envoy to the Ceasefire and Humanitarian Task Forces in Geneva