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

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 2 inhabited areas of the al-Quneitra province.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 947.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed groups in the Muaddamiyah al-Sham inhabited area in the Damascus province, and detachments of the armed opposition in the Homs, Hama, 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, 32 shellings performed by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Aleppo (17), Damascus (8), Latakia (3), Daraa (1), Hama (2), and al-Quneitra (1).

In the Damascus province, armed formations, which had claimed to be opposition of the Jaysh al-Islam grouping, have fired mortars and small arms against Jaubar, Kafr Batna, and Bludan.

Armed detachments of Ahrar al-Sham grouping have fired MLRS and mortars against al-Salihin, Sheikh Hasr, and Salah al-Din quarters of Aleppo as well as Ain al-Qantara Kermel and Rasha in the Latakia province.

Terrorist groupings have fired MLRS, mortars, and small arms against Arbil, Baitima, Jaubar (twice) and Haush Nasri in the Damascus province.

In the Aleppo province, terrorists have shelled Jamariya Harb al-Zahraa, Hamdaniya 4, Hamidiya, Dahiya al-Assad (twice), Manyan, Sheikh Said (twice), Karim Jazmati, and Hai al-Sheikh Maqsood quarters, area of the gas factory, al-Assad military academy, former military school, and area of the paperboard plant in the Aleppo city.

Armed formations of terrorist groupings have also shelled Mahardah and Mardes (Hama province), Osman (Daraa province), and Jaba (al-Quneitra 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

Three humanitarian events have been held, in course of which citizens had received humanitarian aid:

in a camp for refugees in the al-Jamiliyah area of the Aleppo city – about 500 kg;

in Zigrin in the Latakia province – 1 ton;

in Balluran in the Latakia province – 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.

Additional information

Within last 24 hours, 3 representatives of armed formations have left blocked regions of the Aleppo city.


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