Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 27, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
In the course of last 24 hours, representatives of the Russian Centre for reconciliation have held working sessions with leaders of two political parties. The sides discussed actual problems of ceasefire and ways of their solution.
Preliminary truce agreements with representatives of an inhabited locality in the Damascus province have been achieved
The total number of settlements, the leaders of which have signed reconciliation agreements, has remained 51.
Negotiations with field commanders of two armed formations active in the Hama province have been continued. The parties discussed issues of joining ceasefire regime.
The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 43.
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, 10 ceasefire violations have been registered (Aleppo – 4, Latakia – 3, Idlib – 2, Hama – 1).
In Aleppo, armed formations of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition one, carried out two attacks with multiple launch rocket systems against positions of Kurdish militia detachments in Sheikh Maqsood from Ashrafiya.
In the Aleppo province, mortar shellings have been carried out from Darwish, which had been controlled by Jaysh al-Islam grouping, against Jebel Alam.
In the Latakia province, armed formations of al-Haq brigade opened fire with mortars against Karajabez and Kermel from Shamruran.
Unidentified armed formations carried out mortar shelling against Fua (Idlib province) from Tell Suffan and Binish.
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
The Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has held working session with representatives of the Syrian Ministry for National Reconciliation. The parties discussed issues of coordination in providing humanitarian aid to towns and villages, which had joined the ceasefire regime.
Within last 24 hours, citizens of Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS, have received 28 tons of humanitarian aid.
In the Kanaya and Arz al-Jaburin (Homs province), civilians have received 2.5 tons of humanitarian aid. Food products were the basis of the humanitarian aid.
Military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have delivered 60 tons of humanitarian cargos from the Russian Federation to the Hmeymim airbase in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Syria population.
Humanitarian convoys to the Aleppo and Daraa provinces are being formed.
Leadership of the Russian Centre for reconciliation (Hmeymim airbase) and the American Coordination Centre (Amman) held another teleconference session. The sides discussed topical issues of providing the ceasefire regime.
In the north-west from Aleppo, activation of combat actions carried out by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists has been registered. Militants of this international terrorist organization performed 8 mortar shellings against Sheikh Maqsood (Aleppo). Four civilians were killed and 19 ones were wounded.
According to the information received from citizens of the Aleppo province, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist armed formation arrived in Anadan. The 100-man strong formation is equipped with 4 heavy trucks with munitions, and 9 off-roaders with large-caliber machine guns.
In the course of last 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have performed 40 sorties to Palmyra region engaging 117 military objects of terrorists. The aircraft have eliminated 8 command centres, 12 strong points, more than 80 terrorists, 2 tanks, 3 artillery guns, 8 pieces of automobile hardware, and 6 munition depots.