Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (August 23, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

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

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 449.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Latakia, Hama, Aleppo 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), Latakia (1) provinces.

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

In the Latakia province, unidentified armed formations have opened artillery fire against Guebara 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

Inhabitants of the Aleppo city have received 14 tons of food products within the humanitarian operation – rice, sugar, tea, canned food.

Low-income families of the Kesab (Latakia province) inhabited area have received over 1,5 tons of humanitarian cargos with rice, sugar, canned food.

Aircraft of the Abakan Air, Russian aviation company, has dropped over 15 tons of UN humanitarian cargos with vegetable oil and medicaments 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 city terrorists have shelled with improvised MLRS and mortars quarters “1070” and Khai-al-Ansari; the Kastello trade center, watermelon market,  southern farms, the gas plant.

In the Damascus province, terrorists have also shelled Duma, Haush-al-Farra, Harasta, Huteita al-Jarash, Arbil, Bahariyah, Darayah; in the Daraa province – Izra inhabited area, in the Hama province – Tel-Salkhab.


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