Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (October 22, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 4 inhabited areas of Latakia (2) and Homs (2) provinces in the Syrian Arab Republic.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 836.

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 Hama, Homs, Aleppo, and al-Quneitra provinces.

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

Ceasefire observation

Since October 18, Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian government troops have stopped performing strikes on terrorists. By the start of the ‘humanitarian pause’, Syrian troops have withdrawn at the distance allowing insurgents and citizens to leave eastern areas of the city through 8 special corridors.

Within last 24 hours, no civilians or insurgents have left quarters of Aleppo.

Within last 24 hours, 44 shellings performed by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Aleppo (20), Damascus (20), Latakia (1), and Hama (3).

Armed formations, which had claimed to join the ceasefire regime, have fired mortars and small arms against Hai al-Antari and Masharqa quarters of the Aleppo city; Blelije, Bala al-Kadima, Duma, Jaubar, Kafr Batna, Harasta and Mazraat Makhmud inhabited areas in the Damascus province; Saraf inhabited areas in the Latakia province.

In the Aleppo city, armed formations of terrorist groupings have fired improvised MLRS, tube artillery, AT missiles complexes, mortars and small arms against al-Khader, Hananu Shimaliya, Bakirtaya, and Shurfa inhabited areas, al-Masharqa (twice), 3000, al-Khalidiyah, Sheikh Maqsood, and Hai al-Ansari quarters, al-Assad military academy, Kastello trade center (twice), positions of the government troops, near Benyamin inhabited area, 1070 and Ramusi quarters, northern farms in Sheikh Ali Kobtani, and Kastello road.

Haush Nasri (twice), Kabun, and Jaubar inhabited areas, medical service school in Harasta, sports ground in Jaubar, Ibn al-Walid hospital (twice), al-Wafidin camp near Mazraat Makhmud inhabited area, positions of the government troops near Duma and Jaubar (twice) inhabited areas have been shelled in the Damascus province.

In the Hama province, terrorists have shelled Mardes and Makharda inhabited areas, and thermal power station in Makharda.

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

Civilians of al-Mesherfa in the Latakia province have received humanitarian aid (more than 2 tons) with sugar, flour, rice, tea, canned fish and meat.

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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