Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (October 18, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 6 inhabited areas of the Latakia (4) and Hama (2) provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 813.

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, 51 shellings performed by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Aleppo (29), Damascus (17), Latakia (1), Hama (4).

Armed formations, which had claimed to join the ceasefire regime, have fired improvised MLRS, mortars and small arms against Azizi inhabited area (twice) in the Aleppo province, and Hai al-Antari quarter in the Aleppo city; Harasta, Duma, Bala al-Kadima, Kafr Batna, Blelije, and Jaubar inhabited areas, height 612 in the Damascus province; height 565 in the Latakia province.

In the Aleppo province, armed formations of terrorist groupings have fired improvised MLRS, tube artillery, mortars, AT guided missiles, grenade launchers and small arms against Hananu Shimaliya Bakirtaya, Benyamin, Ansar, Shurfa and Maarata inhabited areas, al-Maidam (twice), Dahiya al-Assad, 1070 (three times), Hai al-Ansari (three times), Ashrafiyah, al-Khalidiyah, Hai al-Antari (twice), and Sheikh Maqsood quarters, Kastello trade center, al-Assad military academy (twice), cement plant and storages, al-Nayrab airport in the Aleppo city.

In the Damascus province, terrorists have shelled Haush Nasri (twice) and Haush Harabu inhabited areas, medical service school in Harasta (twice), Sahat Abbasiyyin Square, Ibn al-Walid hospital (twice), sports ground, and positions of the government troops in Jaubar.

Maan and Kaukab inhabited areas, positions of the government troops near Skandriya, and a thermoelectric power station in Makharda have been shelled in the Hama 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 Hadar (al-Quneitra province) have received food products (about 2 tons) – sugar, flour, rice, tea, and canned products.

Low income families have received 650 bags with bread (about 1 ton) in Hasan Kayali school (Zuhur area, Aleppo city).

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.

Additional information
According to the information, which had been received by the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides from representatives of the Afrin council, Hassajek village suffered an air strike at 3 a.m. on October 18.

Two living houses have been destroyed, 6 people were killed and 4 ones were injured.

Aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Force did not operate in this region.

Aircraft of the international coalition were performing tasks near Hassajek village at night on October 18. Air situation control systems have detected two F-16 of the Air Force of the Kingdom of Belgium at the specified time and area.

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