Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 19, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
Preliminary ceasefire agreements have been achieved with elders of an inhabited area of the Damascus province.
Negotiations with administration and public representatives of 3 towns of the Idlib and Homs provinces have been held. Issues concerning ceasefire regime joining and returning to peaceful life have been discussed.
The total number of settlements, the leaders of which have signed reconciliation agreements, has remained the same – 51.
The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 43.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
In general, the ceasefire regime is observed. Ceasefire violations with usage of heavy armament have not been registered.
In the Homs province, militants of Liwa al-Haqq and Ahrar al-Sham carried out two shelling attacks against checkpoints of the government troops. As the result, the Syrian serviceman was killed. The government troops did not open fire in respond.
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
In the course of last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation has delivered more than 2 tons of humanitarian aid to Harasta (Damascus province). Another humanitarian convoy to the Homs province is being formed.
The Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has held consultations with representatives of the National Reconciliation Ministry of Syria. The parties discussed issues concerning interaction in providing humanitarian aid to citizens of towns, which had joined the truce process.
Russian-American consultations have been held in the US Coordination Centre (Amman, Jordan).
The sides discussed issues concerning ceasefire observing in the Syrian Arab Republic and providing humanitarian aid to most damaged regions of the Damascus province.