Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (February 25, 2018)
Given the Resolution approved by the UN Security Council demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, reconciliation of opposing sides, humanitarian aid and providing aid to affected people remain the main line of action in the Syrian Arab Republic.
According to monitoring of the ceasefire regime compliance, there continuing violations of ceasefire regime in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia and Idlib.
The situation in the Eastern Ghouta has been exacerbated.
The Jaish al-Islam, Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, Feylaq al-Rahman and Fadjr al-Umma has established the joint command and control centre in the Eastern Ghouta.
The Jaish al-Islam jointly with Jabhat al-Nusra has been using special jails to take hundreds of hostages, including women and children.
Illegal armed formations have been denying citizens the right to freely exit the area.
Despite reconciliation statements made by the Jaish al-Islam, insurgents continue shelling from the controlled territory targeting the city of Damascus.
Over the last 24 hours, 31 mines have been fired from the Eastern Ghouta at residential quarter of Damascus.
There destructions and civilian casualties. Thirteen civilians and a Syrian serviceman were injured.
The Syrian Republic Guard prevented a car bomb attack in the evening of February 24 near the settlement of Kabun. The car departed from the territory controlled by the Feylaq al-Rahman and Jabhat al-Nusra.
In the morning of the February 25, illegal armed formation tried to attack the Syrian government forces on a line of contact. The SAA positions near the settlements of Hazrama and Nashabiyah were subject to car bomb attacks.
Evidence has shown that the leaders of illegal armed formations in the Eastern Ghouta are preparing a provocation using poisonous agents in order to accuse the government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians.
The Russian Center for the Reconciliation urges all parties of the conflict to cease all hostilities and armed actions.
Despite the escalation in some parts of the country, seventeen settlements in Hama province have joined the ceasefire regime over the last 24 hours.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation continues taking measures to stabilise humanitarian situation in Syria.
Over the last 24 hours, citizen of al-Khamud, Aleppo province, the Hay al-Sahur quarter of the Aleppo city, and al-Huseiniyah, Deir ez-Zor province have received humanitarian aid. People in need were provided with drinking water, fresh-baked bread and clothes.
Over the last 24 hours, the Russian military medics have provided medical aid to 73 Syrians, including 32 children.
Refugees and internally displaced persons are making their way back home.Over the last 24 hours, 280 people have returned home in the provinces of Homs (10), Damascus (7) and Deir ez-Zor (263).