Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (August 16, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 2 inhabited areas in the Hama and Homs provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 410.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Homs, Rif-Dimashq, and al-Suwayda 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 (5), and Latakia 2) provinces.

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

In the Latakia province, armed formations of the Free Syrian Army and Ahrar ash-Sham groupings have shelled Roys-Klyushkie and Tubal inhabited areas.

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 Syrian population

Low-income families of the Ain-al-Beida (Latakia province) and Al-Baas (Al-Quneitra province) inhabited areas have received more than 5 tons of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, tea, canned meat and fish.

Aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, has dropped 21 tons of UN humanitarian cargos with corns, salt, and sugar on Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by ISIS terrorists.

The humanitarian situation in the western part of the Aleppo city is under the control of the government of the Syrian Arab Republic. First aid centers and posts with hot meal continue their work in areas of the humanitarian corridors.

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, terrorists have shelled with improvised MLRS and mortars Er-Ramussi, Khai-al-Ansari and Leramon quarters, the Kastello trade center and southern farms.

In the Damascus province, terrorists have also shelled Haush Nasri, Kabun, Haush-Harabu, Duma, Arbil, Harasta inhabited areas; in the al-Suwayda province – Harsa inhabited area.

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