Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (April 18, 2016)

General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides

Within 24 hours, ceasefire agreement with representatives of Badu (Homs province) has been signed.

The total number of settlements, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 64.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with a field commander of an armed opposition detachment active in the Damascus province.

The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 50.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

The ceasefire regime has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 5 ceasefire violations have been registered (Latakia – 4, Hama – 1).

Militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, carried out shelling with multiple launch rocket systems and mortars against Sandran, Ain al-Ashara, Ard al-Wata and Qellaz (Latakia province) as well as positions of the government troops near Maharda in the Hama province. Three civilians were killed and four ones were wounded.

Russian Aerospace Forces did not make strikes on opposition armed formations, which follow ceasefire regime and informed the Russian or American Centres for reconciliation about their location.

Humanitarian aid to the population of Syria

The Centre for reconciliation continues collecting cargos for forming humanitarian convoys.

Additional information

The Russian Centre for reconciliation has held working sessions with representatives of administrations from three inhabited locations of Damascus and Quneitra. Issues of recovering liberated towns and returning of people to their houses were discussed.

Syrian repair brigades have repaired a building, cleared 60 meters of streets from obstructions, and recovered 500 meters of electricity transmitting lines in al-Qaryatayn (Homs province), which had been liberated from the ISIS. Sappers have defused 7 demolition bombs.

Militants of Jabhat al-Nusra continued shelling against Sheikh Masood and al-Maysar (Aleppo). Fuah (Idlib province), which had been blocked by terrorists, suffered two mortar shellings.

ISIS formations attacked positions of the government troops near Han al-Trab (Damascus province). Having suffered losses, terrorists retreated in direction of Tulul al-Huir.

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