Rif Dimashq, Syria, Mar. 7, 2020. Russian forces can be seen, as a Russian delegation meets with people from the village of Kanaker, southwest of Damascus, Southern Syria, to discuss the people’s demands and to calm down the situation in the village. The Russian delegation and the people discussed a Russian offer presented earlier in January 2020. The offer includes forming a military body of members from the village to be an ally for the Russian and Syrian government forces to ensure a calm situation in the village. The people of the village demanded the release of detainees before any reconciliation agreement. On Dec. 29, 2019, tension rose in Kanaker after assassinating the head of the Reconciliation Delegation in the village and burning a photo of Bashar al-Assad by unknown persons. On the same day, Syrian government forces stormed the town of Rankus, killing and injuring about ten young men. Photo by: SMART News Agency.