Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 18, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
The total number of settlements, the leaders of which have signed reconciliation agreements, has remained 51.
Ceasefire negotiations with elders of two towns in the Damascus regions are continued.
The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 43.
Specialists of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides held consultations with leaders of opposition political parties and movements active in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
In the course of last 24 hours, 5 ceasefire violations have been registered (Damascus – 3, Aleppo and Idlib – 1 for each).
A fact of violating ceasefire regime with usage of heavy armament has been registered. Militants of the illegal armed formation Sultan Murad Brigade opened fire with multiple rocket launch systems against Kurdish militia detachments in Sheikh Maqsood district (Aleppo).
Other ceasefire violations have been carried out with usage of mortars and small arms. Jaysh al-Islam formations carried out a mortar attack against positions of the government troops near Hteitet al-Jarash and Zibdin (Damascus province).
Humanitarian aid to the population of Syria
Operational groups of the Centre for reconciliation monitored humanitarian situation in the provinces of Aleppo and Damascus.
Humanitarian convoy to Harasta (Damascus province) is being formed.
In the course of last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation has received 26 appeals from citizens for providing assistance in searching for the unaccounted for or kidnapped by militants.