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Bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (June 4, 2016)

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

Within last 24 hours, truce agreement with representatives of 1 inhabited area in the Aleppo province has been achieved.

The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 133.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of armed opposition detachments active in the Damascus, Homs, and Hama provinces.

The number of ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings has remained 60.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

The ceasefire has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 10 ceasefire violations have been registered (Aleppo – 8, Damascus – 2).

Jaysh al-Islam formations, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, have performed two shellings with mortars and multiple rocket launch systems against al-Asad, Meidan, Halidiya, and Old Aleppo sectors of Aleppo city.

In the Damascus province, Masakid Barza city sector and Ard al-Sahiya inhabited area have been shelled.

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 the population of Syria are being formed. Humanitarian aid, which had been received from the UN, has been delivered by 20 vehicles to citizens of Muadamiya (Damascus province).

Additional information

Jabhat al-Nusra has regrouped its forces, replenished armament and ammunitions storages, and launched active warfare having exploited opportunities of the ceasefire regime and locations of “moderate opposition” formations, which had been located in the same regions.

Within last 24 hours, massive shelling with MLRS and mortars has been performed against Handrat, region of al-Nairab airport, and sectors of Aleppo: al-Muhafaza, Meidan, Sheikh Maqsood, and al-Zagra.

Terrorists shelled Ard al-Wata, Rasha, and Kinsibba (Latakia province), Tesnin (Homs province), Marj al-Sultan (Damascus province), and northern region of al-Manshiya sector (Daraa province). Shelling has also been carried out against checkpoint of the Syrian Armed Forces on Tell Huair mountain and the Hama airport.

After intensive artillery shelling, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and armed formations of Ahrar al-Sham have attacked positions of Kurdish militia and volunteers in Sheikh Maqsood (northern Aleppo). The shelling caused destruction of the police office and several bordering living buildings. More than 40 civilians, policemen and military servicemen were killed, about 100 people were injured.

In the south-west from Aleppo, armed formations (more than 1,000 men) launched offensive on positions of the Syrian Armed Forces near Buraij and military training town located in al-Nasr sector. The attack has been performed from Ansari, which had been controlled by forces of “moderate opposition”.

More than 270 civilians were killed and hundreds were injured by shellings carried out by militants.

According to citizens in suburbs, groups including Turkish people have arrived in sectors of northern Aleppo bordering to ones, where the warfare had been launched. 

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