Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 12, 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 commanders of opposition armed units active in Qalaat al-Madiq and Ba’ab Ataqah (Hama province).
Total number of towns, which had joined the ceasefire agreements has reached 44 ones.
Negotiations with leaders of 3 armed formations active in Aleppo are being held. Ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings remained 42 ones.
Representatives of the Russian Centre for reconciliation have held 11 consultations and negotiations with religious leaders, representatives of the public, business and industrial fields of Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib and Hama concerning ceasefire regime and humanitarian aid provided to citizens.
In Damascus, sheikhs handed over ceasefire application forms to field commanders, whose formations were active in Beit Sahim, Yalda and Babila.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
In general, the ceasefire is observed.
In the course of last 24 hours, 10 ceasefire violations have been registered (Aleppo – 3, Damascus – 6, Hama – 1).
In Damascus, positions of the government troops have suffered 5 artillery attacks from regions controlled by the Free Syrian Army.
Militants of the Free Syrian Army carried out attacks and artillery shelling against units of Kurdish militia near Maraanaz, Minnik, and Ain Daqna from directions of Jibrin, Azaz, and Kfir Khasher.
Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces did not make 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
Chief of the Russian Centre for reconciliation and office director of the UN Special Envoy to Syria by telephone discussed issues concerning organization of providing humanitarian aid to citizens of Damascus.
The parties also agreed on the order of practical actions while forming and escorting humanitarian convoys.
Shelling of Syria from Turkish territories is continued.
The Russian Centre for reconciliation has received information from citizens of the Aleppo province about artillery strikes on positions of Kurdish militia detachments near Daqna.
Militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping carried out two attacks from multiple launch rocket systems and mortars against positions of Kurdish militia detachments in Sheikh Maqsood (Aleppo).
The Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has deployed an additional operation group for monitoring situation in Aleppo and its suburbs.
Chief of the Russian Centre for reconciliation has held a working session with representatives of business and political spheres in Aleppo. Issues concerning ceasefire regime, returning of citizens to their houses and providing humanitarian aid to citizens of liberated towns were discussed during the session.