Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (August 17, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 11 inhabited areas in the Latakia (6) and Homs (5) provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 421.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Hama, Damascus, Latakia 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, 6 ceasefire violations have been registered in the Damascus (5), and Latakia (1) provinces.

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

In the Latakia province, armed formations of the Ahrar ash-Sham grouping have opened fire from anti-aircraft canons against positions of government troops near the Shillif fortress.

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 Marmarita inhabited area (Homs province) have received 2 tons of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, tea, canned meat and fish.

The orphanage of the Aleppo city has received 6 tons of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, tea, canned meat and fish.

Aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, has dropped 17 tons of UN humanitarian cargos with corns, salt, and sugar 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, terrorists have shelled with improvised MLRS and mortars Al-Huwayz inhabited area, the gas plant and the tannery, the Kastello trade center, Khai-al-Ansari and Az-Zagra quarters in the Aleppo city.

In the Es-Suweida province, terrorists have also shelled Jaubar, Baharia, Haush Nasri, Harsa inhabited areas; in Daraa province – southern checkpoint of the Hirbat-al-Gazala inhabited area, in the Hama province – northern checkpoint of the Zellakiyat inhabited area.

In the Damascus province, terrorists have shelled positions of the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic near the farms of the inhabited areas Haush Nasri and Drusha.

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