Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 24, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
Representatives of the Russian Centre for reconciliation have held working sessions with citizens, political and public representatives in three inhabited localities of the Aleppo province.
Preliminary truce agreements with elders of a locality in the Damascus province have been achieved. The total number of settlements, the leaders of which have signed reconciliation agreements, has remained 51.
Negotiations with field commanders of 4 armed formations active in the Damascus province have been held. The sides discussed issues of ceasefire regime joining.
The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 43.
Topical issues of returning of refugees and recovering damaged infrastructure of Kinsibba have been discussed during session with administration of the Latakia province.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
In general, the ceasefire regime in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic has been observed. In the course of last 24 hours, 7 ceasefire violations have been registered (Latakia – 2, Aleppo – 5).
In Latakia, armed formations of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition one, carried out a mortar shelling against Sandran and Akch Baer from Shamruran.
In Aleppo, armed groupings of Sultan Murad Brigade formation opened fire with multiple launch rocket systems against positions of the Kurdish militia detachments in Sheikh Maqsood from Ashrafiya.
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, two convoys delivered more than 6.5 tons of humanitarian cargos to citizens of Fan al-Shamam, Fan al-Wastani, Mureiwed (Hama province), and Babilla (Damascus province). Food products were the basis of the cargos. Representatives of administration of the Hama and Damascus provinces, leaders of local authorities and members of the public were present at the delivering of the cargos.
Another humanitarian convoys to the provinces of Damascus and Homs are being continued.
Leadership of the Russian Centre for reconciliation (Hmeymim airbase) and the American Coordination Centre (Amman) held another teleconference session. The sides have discussed topical issues of exchanging information about locations and actions taken by Jabhat al-Nusra armed groups.
According to the information, which had been received from citizens of the Aleppo province, the ISIS militants are concentrating near Khan Khafira, Marran, Shamir, Umm Adasa, and Deir Anta. Concentration of these forces is the evidence of preparing for offensive against positions of the government troops in the province by terrorists.
On March 20-23, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out 41 sorties near Palmyra (Homs province) engaging 146 military objects of terrorists. The aircraft have eliminated 6 control centres, more than 320 terrorists, 5 tanks, 6 artillery guns, 2 depots with munitions, and 15 pieces of automobile hardware.