Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail

17.06.2016 (23:00)

Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (June 17, 2016)

Reconciliation of the opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, truce agreement with representatives of one inhabited area in the Aleppo province has been achieved.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 153.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Daraa, Hama and Homs provinces.

The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings remained 61.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

The ceasefire has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 5 ceasefire violations have been registered in the Damascus province.

Jaysh al-Islam formations, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, have performed mortar shelling of positions of the Syrian Armed Forces in Jaubar, Haush al-Farah, and Zamalka inhabited areas as well as twice – in Jaur al-Basha (Damascus province).

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

Citizens of Damascus, low-income families of Neva (Homs province) and cancer centre for children in Aleppo have received 6 tons of humanitarian cargos. Flour, food products and sweets for children are the basis of the cargos.

Aircraft of Abakan Air Russian aviation company has dropped 17 tons of UN humanitarian cargos (food products and grains) on Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by ISIS terrorists.

Additional information

“Silence regime”, which had been established until 00.00 June 17 in the Aleppo city and near Darayya (Damascus province) until 00.00 June 18, has been continued.

Groupings of Jabhat al-Nusra international terrorist organization do not stop making attempts to break the ceasefire regime.

Within last 24 hours, terrorists shelled Handrat inhabited area (Aleppo province), al-Khalidiyah, Sheikh Maqsood, al-Zagra, Salah al-Din quarters and al-Nayrab airport in the Aleppo city with artillery and mortars.

Terrorists have also shelled Hakur Tahtani and Qallaz (Latakia province), Blelije and Marj Sultan (Damascus province), and Jaba (al-Quneitra province). 

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