Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (April 1, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
Ceasefire agreements with elders of two inhabited localities of the Hama province have been achieved. The total number of settlements, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 55.
Consultations with representatives of 3 towns of the Damascus and Homs provinces have been held. The sides discussed issues of ceasefire and humanitarian aid providing.
Negotiations with field commanders of three armed formations active in the Hama and Homs provinces are continued. The parties discussed issues of ceasefire regime joining.
The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 44.
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 – 5, Aleppo and Damascus – 1 for each).
In the Latakia province, armed formations of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, opened fire with mortars and large-caliber machine guns against Mazraat Omaro and Sandran.
Mortar shelling was performed against positions of the government troops near Shmaisa from Zaytunjik.
In Aleppo, Sultan Murad Brigade militants carried out mortar attack against Sheikh Maqsood from Ashrafiyah. There are wounded.
In Damascus, militants of Jaysh al-Islam opened mortar fire against living houses in al-Sakhiyah.
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 March, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of the opposing sides delivered 67.5 tons of humanitarian aid to citizens of the Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Aleppo, and Daraa provinces.
Humanitarian convoy for citizens of the Daraa province is being formed.
Jubhat al-Nusra formations continue performing acts of provocations in the north-west of Aleppo. Sheikh Maqsood suffered shelling four times from Bustan al-Basha. Terrorists fired more than 15 bombs and 20 improvised projectiles. Two civilians have been wounded.
Works aimed at clearing road network near Palmyra are continued. Syrian engineers have cleared 4 km of M-7 highway, which led from Palmyra to Deir ez-Zor. 36 mines have been defused.
Peaceful life in towns and villages of the Aleppo province, which had been liberated from SISI terrorists, is being established. Civilians have started field works. The province administration has started recovering water and energy supply systems.