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The humanitarian situation in Syria's At Tanf is extremely difficult, as refugees in the neighboring Rukban camp cannot get access to humanitarian and medical aid due to the US actions. reports citing Sputniknews that the US banned anyone from coming within 55 kilometers to its military base in Syrian At Tanf on the nation's border with Iraq depriving more than 50,000 refugees in Rukban camp, which is located in close proximity to the base, from getting humanitarian assistance, according to Head of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation Sergei Kuralenko.

Kuralenko added that despite the consultations, the American side still has not provided access to the camp for humanitarian agencies.

The military base, which was established without the government's permission by the US in April 2017 near the town of At Tanf on the Syria-Iraq border, has become a problem for Syrian forces fighting the Daesh terrorist group. The United States justified the setting up of a military base there in terms of the need to carry out operations against Daesh. However, since the establishment of the base, there have been no reports of American anti-terrorist operations, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

2017.11.27 / 21:44
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