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

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 8 inhabited areas of the Latakia (5), Hama (2), and Homs (1) provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 807.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed groups in the Muaddamet al-Shikh (Damascus province) and detachments of armed opposition in the Homs, Aleppo, and al-Quneitra provinces.

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

Ceasefire observation

Within last 24 hours, 41 shellings performed by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Aleppo (19), Damascus (15), Latakia (2), Hama (4), and al-Quneitra (1).

Armed formations, which had claimed to join the ceasefire regime, have fired mortars and small arms against Arbil and Harasta inhabited areas, positions of the government troops near Mazar Abu, crossroad near Arbil and height 612 in the Damascus province; Azizi inhabited area and Hai al-Antari quarter in the Aleppo province; Rasha inhabited area and height 565 in the Latakia province.

In the Aleppo province, armed formations of terrorist groupings have fired improvised MLRS, mortars and small arms against Bakirtaya, Shurfa and Azizi inhabited areas, 1070, Suleiman Khalabi, Hai al-Antari, Sheikh Maqsood, Dahiya al-Assad, and al-Maidam quarters of the Aleppo city, cement plant and Kastello trade center,  positions of the government troops near Ramusi, 1070 and Leramon quarters of the city.

Haush Nasri, Dahiyat al-Assad, and Haush Harabu inhabited areas, medical service school in Harasta, sports ground and textile factory in Jaubar, Ibn al-Walid hospital, and positions of the government troops in Jaubar have been shelled in the Damascus province.

In the Hama province, terrorists have shelled Makharda, Hamamiyat and Kaukab inhabited areas, and a railway station in Narb Nafsa.

Jaba town has been shelled in the Daraa province.

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

Citizens of al-Zaina (Hama province) have received food products (about 1.2 tons) – sugar, flour, rice, tea, canned meat and fish.

Citizens of Sheikh Taha quarter of the Aleppo city have received 650 bags with bread (more than 1 ton).

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

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