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The Netherlands stopped funding the Syrian opposition, which opposes President Bashar al-Assad. This was at the briefing on Monday, 10 September, said nederlansche foreign Minister Stef Blok and the Minister of trade, Sigrid Kaag, reports Dutch News.
According to them, now a chance to win the rebels in the civil war “is extremely small”. In addition, sponsoring the opposition and its police forces “has not brought the desired effect.” In total, they support the Netherlands has allocated 70 million euros, the newspaper notes.
The Ministers also announced that the Kingdom Dec will stop funding so-called “White helmets” — operating in Syria non-governmental organizations. It is based in the UK rescue team, consisting of Syrians, who have passed special training abroad.
The Netherlands will continue to support Syrian citizens in the “upcoming difficult period” and advocate a peaceful solution to the conflict, said Block and Kaag. They pointed out that the victory of the government forces seems inevitable, and the prospects for lasting peace while dismal enough.
In June it was reported that the United States will allocate $ 6.6 million to Syrian organizations that are engaged in the rescue of civilians and monitor human rights violations, including White helmets. The organization is criticized periodically. In particular, consider a questionable spread in the network video about himatakah in Syria, they are called staging.
Armed conflict in Syria began in 2011. It involves government forces, acting on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, moderate opposition and various Islamist groups. In recent months there are increasing reports about the truce and the surrender of weapons by the militants or the defeat of their forces.
The only region of the country, which is still not controlled by the government, remains the province of Idlib, a number of other also remain small enclaves of terrorists. Restore control over it will mark the end of large-scale conflict in Syria.
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