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

Reconciliation of opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, 3 truce agreements have been signed with representatives of inhabited areas of the Latakia (2) and Homs (1) provinces.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 1073.

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, 30 shellings performed by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Damascus (16), Aleppo (12), Hama (1), and Daraa (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 Zidbin, Mazraad Mahmud, Harasta (twice) and Kafr Batna as well as Ibn al-Walid hospital and highway near Duma.

In the Aleppo city, Ahrar al-Sham armed formations have fired mortars against the Fybe and al- Quilasa quarters.

Groupings of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Jabhat al-Nusra) terrorist organization have fired multiple launch rocket systems, air defence guns, mortars and small arms against the Jamariya Harb al-Zahraa, Jamaiya Faht, 1070, Suqari, Amri, Ashrafiya, Shurfa, al-Amriya, Manyan, and Salad al-Ansari quarters in the Aleppo city.

Jaubar (twice), Haush al-Faddaliya, Haush al-Shalaq, Haush Nasri, Arbil, Kabun, Blelije and Haush Harabu have been shelled in the Damascus province.

Terrorists have also shelled Hirbat al-Hazala in the Daraa province as well as Maharda 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 Syrian population

Within last 24 hours, two humanitarian events have been held, in course of which citizens of the eastern part of Aleppo received humanitarian aid in temporary accommodation facilities:

in al-Mahalej – about 2.5 tons;

in Sheikh Maqsood – about 1 ton.

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

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