Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 4, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
In the course of last 24 hours, ceasefire agreements have been signed with five commanders of moderate opposition units active in the Daraa province (in total, 22 agreements).
Preliminary truce agreements have been signed with elders of two towns in the Hama province.
Negotiations with leaders of four armed groupings located in the Damascus, Daraa and Homs provinces are being continued.
In Damascus, by the mediation of the Russian party, consultations between representatives of the National Reconciliation Ministry of Syria, religious leaders and commanders of armed formations, who used to be opposing the Syrian government, have been held. The parties discussed upon issues concerning peacemaking process and ways of its realization.
Headquarters of the Defence Ministry and National Reconciliation Ministry of the Syrian Arab Republic have been deployed at the Hmeymim airbase in order to establish interaction in operational response on ceasefire violations and providing humanitarian assistance to citizens of Syria.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
In the course of last 24 hours, 27 ceasefire violations have been registered (Idlib –7, Damascus – 4, Homs – 4, Daraa – 3, Latakia –1).
Most ceasefire violations have happened in Aleppo. There have been 8 ones.
In particular, Sheikh Maqsood, Akil, al-Kastello and al-Murge city sections have suffered multiple mortar attacks of armed formations of Jabhat Ansar al-Din and Fastykim Kama Umirta.
Unidentified armed formations carried out a mortar attack against Karm al-Jabal from positions located near Qahir al-Asham.
Near Tamura (north of Aleppo), an illegal armed formation attacked positions of government troops after a mortar attack. The formation is being identified.
Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces did not made strikes on 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
An appeal for delivering humanitarian aid to citizens of 21 most damaged inhabited areas of Damascus, Homs and Daraa provinces, which joined the peacemaking process, was sent to the United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura.
The UN special envoy answered that a column with humanitarian supplies for citizens of Darayya (Damascus province) has been formed in Damascus and is waiting for permission of the Syrian government.
The Russian party received an appeal for contribution to boost the process of permission receiving.
The Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic receives information concerning militants’ training in the territory of several Middle East countries for taking part in the Syrian war and armament supply for the militants.
Increase of information posted in social networks with calls for citizens to continue warfare against the government troops is registered.
People of Syria inform the Russian Centre about actions taken by international terrorist organizations despite intimidates and terror carried out by “irreconcilable” groupings.
In the course of the last 24hours, citizens of Fua (Idlib province) have sent 7 messages telling about attacks with usage of heavy armament carried out from Binnish, which has been controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham militants. The attacks caused victims among civilians.
Artillery attacks against Kurdish units, which are fighting against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, are still carried out from the territory of the Turkish border post near Yanankey.
It is registered that columns of heavy trucks filled with materiel supplies and weapons are passing the Syrian-Turkish border almost day-and-night and moving to the regions, which are controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham located in the territory of Syria.
Such actions carried out by the Turkish party and aimed at supporting of the terrorist groupings active in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib set back early end of the warfare and achieving truce by opposing sides in these regions.