Russia calls on US to withdraw troops from Syria’s al-Tanf

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on the United States to immediately withdraw its troops from Syria’s al-Tanf and cede control over this territory to the Syrian government, expressing concern over the situation in al-Rukban Camp.

Director of the National Defence Management Center Mikhail Mezentsev said that Moscow is still seriously concerned over the living conditions of the displaced Syrians in al-Rukban Camp, whose situation has got worse.

Mezentsev indicated that the World Health Organization(WHO) has said in a report that people are dying in al-Rukban Camp due to bad weather , deterioration of health situation, skin diseases, cold, tuberculosis, asthma and lack of medicines, fuel and electricity.

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Mezentsev said that the entire responsibility for the deplorable situation in al-Rukban Camp rests with the United States which illegally occupies a distance of 55 km around al-Tanf. He also indicated that indicating that a long-term resolution of the humanitarian situation can be achieved there only after the US withdrawal.