Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (May 19, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
Within last 24 hours, truce agreements with representatives of 3 inhabited areas in the Aleppo and Daraa province have been achieved.
The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 109.
Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been held with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Damascus, Hama and Homs provinces.
The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 59.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
The ceasefire has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 7 ceasefire violations have been registered in the Damascus province.
Formations of Jaysh al-Islam, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, carried out mortar shelling against positions of the Syrian Armed Forces in Duma and two shellings in Jaubar and Zibdin. Basatin Abu Jarash, Masaqid Barza sectors of Damascus have also suffered mortar shelling.
Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Force 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
Raba camp for temporary displaced persons (Hama province), have received 1.5 tons of humanitarian aid. Medical assistance has been provided to 49 citizens, including 21 children.
People from Datur and al-Kurneish al-Janubi camps for temporary displaced persons, which had been deployed in schools of Latakia, have received 1.5 tons of humanitarian aid. Medical assistance have been provided to 84 citizens, including 43 children.
Groupings of Jabhat al-Nusra international terrorist organization continue warfare. Within last 24 hours, fire with MLRS, mortars and ZU-23x2 air defence systems has been performed against Handrat, Bash Key, Hailan, al-Zandik inhabited areas, and Salah al-Din and Sheikh Maqsood sectors of Aleppo. The government troops have stopped offensive of militants near Muheim Handrat. Terrorists have suffered significant losses.
In the Latakia province, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists shelled Qinsibba, Ain al-Kantara, Hakur Tahtani, Ard al-Wata, Nahshebba and Akch Baer with mortars and MLRS.
Mortar shellings have been performed against positions of the government troops near Marj Sultan as well as inhabited areas of Haush Nula, Jubbain, al-Latamna and Sheikh Hadi (Damascus province).
According to civilians, up to 2,000 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra grouping are concentrated near Jisr al-Shugur (Latakia province).