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Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (April 6, 2016)

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

Truce negotiations with representatives of an inhabited area of the Hama province were continued.

The total number of settlements, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has remained 58.

Preliminary ceasefire agreements with field commanders of two armed formations of opposition active in the Damascus and Hama provinces have been achieved.

The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 47.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

The ceasefire regime has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 4 ceasefire violations have been registered (Latakia – 3, Homs – 1).

In the Latakia province, militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, continued mortar shelling against positions of the government troops near Sandran, Quinsibba, and Faraa. One Syrian serviceman was killed and eleven ones were wounded.

Militants of Jaysh al-Islam carried out mortar shelling against positions of the government troops near Kafr Nan from Tajar Amir (Homs province).

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 delivered presents to orphans houses of Aleppo.

Syrian leadership has delivered 28 tons of food products using Russian parachute systems to citizens of Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged by terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS. 

Humanitarian convoy to the Hama province is being formed.

Additional information

Specialists of the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Armed Forces have cleared more than 20 hectares in the historical part of Palmyra from mines, including 3 hectares with usage of robotic hardware. They have defused 152 explosive devices.

Armed groups of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra (not included in the Russian-American agreement on ceasefire in Syria) continue taking efforts to perform armed provocative actions and attacks against civilians and the government troops.

After artillery shelling, up to 1,500 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra supported by 3 tanks and 20 automobiles with large-caliber machine guns attacked positions of Kurdish militia in Sheikh Maqsood from Ashrafiyah and al-Shababi (Aleppo). 

18 civilians, including children, and 11 members of Kurdish units were killed. 36 people received wounds of different severity.  

Because of rough escalation, aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces hit positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in suburbs of Aleppo and quelled their attempts for offensive after conducting aerial reconnaissance and detecting sharp locations of targets.

Hotline of the Russian Centre continues receiving information about increasing of number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Aleppo. According to the received information, a group (more than 90 men) has arrived in Ashrafiyah from Bshantara. This is the evidence of possible preparation for large-scale offensive by terrorists.

Jabhat al-Nusra intensified shelling of Braidge al-Rih and Handrat. Within last 24 hours, mortar fire was opened for five times from Muheim Handrat, which had been captured by militants.

In 40 kilometers to north-east from Damascus, ISIS terrorist formations took efforts to capture Dumeir military airfield. Having suffered significant losses, terrorists retreated in direction of Tell Dakua mountain.

Near Zerba (Aleppo province), Su-22 aircraft of the Syrian Air Forces has been downed. The jet was performing air space control tasks.  

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