Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (August 8, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 8 inhabited areas in the Latakia (3) and al-Suwayda provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 368.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Rif-Damascus, Latakia, and Homs provinces.

The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings remained 69.

Ceasefire observation

The ceasefire has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 7 ceasefire violations have been registered in the Damascus (6), and Latakia (1) provinces.

Jaysh al-Islam formations, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, have performed mortar shelling of Jaubar, Kabun, Arbil, Haush Nasri, Harasta, and Duma towns in the Damascus province.

In the Latakia province, Ahrar al-Sham armed formations performed shelling of positions of the government troops near Abu Ali mountain.

Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Force 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

Low-income families of the Umm al-Amad inhabited area (Homs province) have received 2 tons of humanitarian cargos with tea, rice, sugar, and canned meat and fish.

Aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, has dropped 15 tons of UN humanitarian cargos on Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by ISIS terrorists.

Additional information

Groupings of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS international terrorist organizations do not stop making attempts to break the ceasefire regime.

Within last 24 hours, in the Aleppo province terrorists have shelled Ansar inhabited area, artillery school, al-Nayrab airport, and Leramon quarter in the Aleppo city with improvised artillery and mortars.

Terrorists have also shelled Kabun, Huteita al-Jarash, Harasta, Zamalka, Jaubar, Duma, Haush al-Farah, Mazraat Kawkab.

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