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The US to allocate $50 million for demining and human rights activities in Syria

Washington also called on its regional and international partners to continue to contribute to the stabilization process in the region.

President Donald Trump has ordered $50 million to support ethnic and religious minorities, protect human rights and clear mines in Syria. This was reported in a press release published on the official website of the White House.

“This funding will provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights defenders, civil society organizations and facilitate reconciliation efforts through direct support to ethnic and religious minorities who have been victims of the conflict,” the press release said. It is noted that the amount will also be spent on clearing unexploded ordnance and documenting violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

The United States encouraged its regional and international partners to continue to contribute to the stabilization process in the region.

On October 7, Donald Trump said that the United States began to withdraw troops from the Northeast of Syria. On October 9, Turkey announced the operation “Source of peace” in Northern Syria, which began with airstrikes by the air force on the positions of Kurdish formations. The operation aims to create a buffer zone there, which should become a protective belt for the Turkish border. There, according to Ankara’s plan, Syrian refugees will be able to return from Turkey. Syrian state Agency SANA called the operation aggression. The world community condemned the actions of Ankara.