Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (April 20, 2016)

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

Within last 24 hours, truce agreement with representatives of al-Gasbiyah (Homs province) has been achieved.

The total number of settlements, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 65.

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

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

Officers of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides have held working meetings with representatives of two inhabited locilities in the Idlib and Homs provinces. Actual issues of recovering social infrastructure objects and returning of people to their houses have been discussed.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

The ceasefire regime has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 6 ceasefire violations have been registered (Latakia – 5, Homs – 1).

In the Latakia province, opposition formations of Free Syrian Army fired with mortars and small arms from al-Ziara against Fara village.

Militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, carried out shelling with mortars and multiple launch rocket systems against Quisibba, Hakur Tahtani, Ard al-Wata, and Deiruna.

In the Homs province, Ahrar al-Sham militants shelled against Tisnin village.

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

Jabriyah and Badu (Homs province) have received 3 tons of humanitarian aid. Food products are the basis of the cargos. Medical workers of the Russian Centre have provided medical assistance to 32 civilians.

Humanitarian convoys for citizens of inhabited areas in the Hama province are being formed.

Additional information

Recovery works in al-Qaryatayn (Homs province) are continued. Syrian repair brigades have cleaned 30 meters of streets from obstructions, recovered 200 meters of electricity transmitting lines. Syrian sappers have defused 6 demolition bombs, which had been planted by retreating militants.

New electricity transmitting lines have been laid in Beit Shakukhi (Latakia province).

Situation in Northern Latakia and in the south-west of the Idlib province remains strained.

Detachments of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist grouping do not stop attacks against positions of the government troops along the range of Barza-Tahtani, Haddada, Hakur-Tahtani.

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