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Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (April 9, 2016)

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

Ceasefire agreement with elders of an inhabited locality of the Homs province has been achieved.

The total number of settlements, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 59.

Negotiations with a field commander of an armed opposition detachment active in the Aleppo province on joining ceasefire regime were continued.

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, 6 ceasefire violations have been registered (Latakia – 4, Homs – 1, Quneitra – 1).

Militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, carried out mortar shelling against units of the Syrian army near Sandran, Ard al-Wata, Mazraat Omaro and Rasha (Latakia province). One civilian was killed, two citizens were heavily wounded.

Ahrar al-Sham militants performed mortar shelling against Tesnin village (Homs province) from Umm Sharshukh.

In Quneitra province, opposition formations of the Free Syrian Army systematically fired with small arms against Saasa. One civilian was killed.  

Russian Aerospace 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

Russian Centre for reconciliation has delivered humanitarian aid to al-Qaryatayn (Homs province), which had been liberated from the ISIS militants. Citizens, who were returning to their houses, have received 1.5 tons of humanitarian cargos.

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

Additional information

Militants of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings (not included in the Russian-American agreement on ceasefire in Syria) continue performing armed provocative actions against civilians and the government troops.

Combat actions have been intensified and the number of shellings against Aleppo performed by Jabhat al-Nusra has been raised. Sheikh Said and Sheikh Maqsood city sections as well as Blat, Maniyan, al-Khandyr and al-Isa have been suffering systematical shellings. Six civilians were killed and 23 ones were wounded.

In course of attack from Ashrafiyah, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists pierces into defensive positions of Kurdish detachments by 300 meters and captured two streets in the north-west of Sheikh Maqsood (Aleppo).

Jabhat al-Nusra formations took efforts to launch an offensive on position of the Syrian army near Handrat village after performing artillery shelling from Muheim Handrat. Having suffered losses, militants returned to the position, which they had kept before. 

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