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

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 1 inhabited area in the Homs province.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 439.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Latakia, Es-Suwayda and Rif-Damashq 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 Jisrein, Kabun, Jaubar, Haush-Duarah, Harasta, Duma in the Damascus province.

In the Latakia province, armed formations of the Caucasus armed grouping has opened fire against Zuaykat inhabited area.

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

Posts with hot meal and items of first necessity are deployed for civilians who leave the districts of the city which are under control of terrorist armed groupings.

Low-income families of the Kfaria (Latakia province) have received 1 ton of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, canned meat and fish.

The Russian cultural centre in the Damascus city has conducted a humanitarian campaign in the course of which civilians have received 2 tons of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, canned meat and fish.

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 city terrorists have shelled with improvised MLRS and mortars Al-Huwayz inhabited area and positions of the government troops near the mountain Jabal-al-Masna as well as Khai-al-Ansari, Leramon quarters, southern farms, gaz plant, purification facilities and the Kastello trade center.

In the Damascus province, terrorists have also shelled Zamalka, Haush-al-Farra, Haush Nasri, Harasta, Arbil, Haush-Harabu; in the Latakia province – Hamrat inhabited area; in the Hama province Jubbayn and northern checkpoint of the Zellkiyat inhabited area.

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