Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (November 20, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreements have been signed with representatives of 5 inhabited areas of the Hama (3) and Latakia (2) provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 961.

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

The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has reached 70.

Ceasefire observation

Within last 24 hours, 42 shellings performed by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Aleppo (20), Damascus (19), Hama (2), and Latakia (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 Kafr Batna, Bludan, Jaubar, highway near Duma, and area of the al-Abbasiin stadium in Jaubar (twice).

Armed groups of the Free Syrian Army have fired against Salah al-Din quarter of the Aleppo city.

In the Latakia province, Ahrar al-Sham formations have shelled Kermel.

In the Aleppo province, terrorist groupings of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Jabhat al-Nusra) and ISIS have fired improvised MLRS, antitank grenade launchers, tube artillery, mortars and small arms against Shurfa inhabited area, Leramon, Binyamin (two times), 1070, 3000, Jamariyah, Sheikh Said (twice), Dahiya al-Assad (twice), and Hai al-Sheikh Maqsood quarters, area of former military school, area of the paperboard plant, Higma School, al-Assad military academy, area of the gas factory, Kastello trade center, and the Karyat Halab fortress in the Aleppo city.

Arbil (three times), Haush Harabu, Kabun, Jaubar, Haush Nasri (two times), farms in Duma, al-Wafidin camp, sports ground in Jaubar (twice), and Adawi area of the Damascus city have been shelled in the Damascus province.

In the Hama province, terrorists have shelled Suran and a thermal power station in Maharda.

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

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

in Dardariya in the Homs province – about 1.5 tons;

in the area of the Aleppo University – 600 kg;

in Kafr Dbil in the Latakia province – about 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, eight insurgents have left areas of the Aleppo city, which had been controlled by illegal armed formations.

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