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Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 13, 2016)

General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides

Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides  continues holding consultations will leaders of opposition political parties active in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Cease fire problems and ways of solutions were discussed. Ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings remained 42 ones.

In the course of last 24 hours, ceasefire negotiations have been held with elders and administration representatives of five towns in the Daraa and Hama provinces. Total number of towns, which had joined the ceasefire agreements has reached 44 ones.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

In the course of last 24 hours, 29 ceasefire violations have been registered (Latakia – 18, Damascus – 5, Aleppo – 3, Idlib–2, Hama – 1).

In the Latakia province, unidentified armed groupings carried out attacks on positions of the government troops near Karamanli with large-caliber machine guns and mortars.

Militants of Ahrar al-Sham opposition formations performed mortar shelling against Khau-Harabah and Lipdin in Eastern Guta (Damascus province).

In Sheikh Maqsood (Aleppo), Kurdish militia detachments suffered two mortar and artillery attacks.

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 the course of last 24 hours, more than 3 tons of humanitarian cargos have been delivered to Adra and Yabrud (Damascus province).The citizens have received food products and bottled drinking water.

Humanitarian convoys to the provinces of Aleppo, Homs, and Damascus are being formed.

Additional information

MiG-21 fighter of the Syrian Air Forces was downed by shot of man-portable air defense system near Kafr Nabudah on March 12, 2016 at 2.41 p.m. The aircraft was performing airspace control tasks.

Ten people were killed and about 30 ones were injured as the result of continuous attacks carried out by Jabhat al-Nusra militants in the Damascus and Idlib provinces.

Operational group of the Russian Centre for reconciliation, which had been deployed in Aleppo, started monitoring ceasefire and humanitarian situation.

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