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

Reconciliation of opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, 4 truce agreements have been signed with representatives of inhabited areas of the Latakia (3) and Homs (1) provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 1065.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of illegal armed groups in Muaddamiyet al-Shikh 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 remained 94.

Ceasefire observation

Within last 24 hours, 31 shellings performed by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Damascus (17), Aleppo (9), Daraa (2), Hama (1), al-Quneitra (1), and Latakia (1).

In the Damascus province, armed formations of the Jaysh al-Islam grouping, which had claimed to be the opposition one, have fired mortars and small arms against Jaubar, Barza, Buzaina, Kafr Batna, Harasta, al-Abbasiin stadium, and al-Wafidin hospital.

Ahrar al-Sham insurgents have fired mortars and used an UAV with an explosive device in the al-Ramusi quarter of the Aleppo city as well as in Ain Qantara in the Latakia province.

Groupings of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Jabhat al-Nusra) terrorist organizations have fired multiple launch rocket systems, mortars and small arms against the Binyamin, Jamariya Harb al-Zahraa, Leramon, Suqari, Manyan and Hamdaniya 4 quarters, and the Kastello trade center in the Aleppo city.

Kabun, Bala al-Kadima, Arbil, Haush Nasri, and sports ground in Jaubar have been shelled in the Damascus province.

In the Daraa province, terrorists have fired against Namer and Hirbat al-Hazala.

Terrorists have also shelled Mardes in the Hama province as well as Jaba in the 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 Syrian population

Within last 24 hours, two humanitarian events have been held, in course of which citizens received humanitarian aid:

in Masyaf (38 km to the west from Hama) in the Hama province – about 2.5 tons;

in temporary accommodation facility in al-Mahalej in Eastern Aleppo – about 1.5 tons.

Posts with hot meal and items of first necessity for civilians of the Aleppo city continue their work.

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