Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (April 22, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
Within last 24 hours, truce agreement has been achieved with representatives of an inhabited locality of the Homs province.
The total number of settlements, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 70.
Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with a field commander of an armed opposition detachment active in the Homs province.
The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 50.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
The ceasefire regime has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 7 ceasefire violations have been registered (Latakia and Damascus – 3 for each, Aleppo – 1).
Militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, carried out shelling with mortars and small arms against Sandran, Beit Smaira and Shmaisa in the Latakia province, and Salah al-Din city sector of Aleppo.
Jaysh al-Islam opposition grouping performed mortar shelling against Masaqid Barza, Basatin Abu Jarash and Dahit al-Asad city sectors of Damascus from Jaubar and Kharasta.
Russian Aerospace Forces did not make strikes on opposition 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
Russian Centre for reconciliation in cooperation with administration of the Hama province has provided humanitarian aid to citizens of Syria living in camps for internally displaced persons. Refugees received about 6 tons of humanitarian cargos. Medical workers of the Centre have provided medical assistance to 36 civilians.
Syrian Red Crescent organization supported by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Syrian Arab Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Syria and the UN has evacuated 500 injured and ill persons from blocked Fuah and Kafr Khaya (Idlib province), Zabadani and Madaya (Damascus province).
The evacuated people have been delivered to camps for internally displaced persons in the provinces of Latakia, Damascus and Idlib.
Recovery works in al-Qaryatayn (Homs province) are continued. Syrian repair brigades have cleaned 50 meters of streets from obstructions, recovered 400 meters of electricity transmitting lines. Syrian sappers have defused 9 demolition bombs, which had been planted by retreating militants.
In the Damascus province, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists opened fire against positions of the government troops near Hash al-Shikh for two times.