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20.05.2016 (23:00)

Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (May 20, 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 provinces 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 continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Homs, al-Quneitra, and Aleppo 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, 8 ceasefire violations have been registered (Damascus province – 7, Aleppo province – 1).

Formations of Jaysh al-Islam, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, carried out mortar shelling against positions of the Syrian Armed Forces near Duma, Haush Harabu, Zibdin, and two shellings have been performed twice near Jaubar. Moreover, militants have performed mortar shelling against Dahiyat al-Asad city sector and Ibn al-Walid health resort in Damascus.

In Aleppo, militants of Jaysh al-Islam carried out mortar shelling against al-Asad sector and a Military Academy.

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

Humanitarian convoys for Syrian people are being formed. Habab (Daraa province) has received 4 tons of humanitarian aid. Medical assistance has been provided to 83 citizens, including 28 children.

Additional information

Groupings of Jabhat al-Nusra international terrorist organization continue performing provocative actions aimed at breaking the ceasefire down.

Within last 24 hours, Sheikh Maqsood, Halidiyah and Salah al-Din sectors of Aleppo have been shelled with multiple launch systems. Handrat and Hailan (Aleppo province) have been shelled either.

In the Latakia province, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists carried out shelling with tanks, MLRS, mortars and ZU-23-2 artillery systems against Kinsibba, Ain al-Kantara, Hakur Tahtani, Haret al-Mazegli.

In the Damascus province, Jabhat al-Nusra formations performed shelling with mortars and MLRS against Blelije and Ard al-Baidar.

In the Hama province, Jabhat al-Nusra militants took efforts to capture electricity station located on al-Mahruk mountain. Loss of the facility, which provides most territories of the province, will cause humanitarian catastrophe for citizens.

Citizens of Birin, Tumin, Jarjisa, al-Biyah, Deir al-Fardis, Samalil and al-Mahruk (Homs province) are leaving their houses because of massacre performed by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Zaraa settlement.

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