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Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 5, 2016)

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

In the course of last 24 hours, appeals of 8 commanders of armed groupings active in Daraa for joining ceasefire regime have been received. Therefore, total number of “moderate” opposition detachments, which had joined truce regime, has reached 30.

Negotiations with leaders of 6 armed formations located in the provinces of Damascus, Homs and Daraa are being held.

Consultations with representatives of 3 towns concerning ceasefire and humanitarian aid have been held.

Total number of reconciliation agreements has reached 42.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

In the course of last 24 hours, 9 ceasefire violations have been registered (Aleppo –6, Damascus – 1, Daraa – 1, Latakia –1).

Most violations took place in Aleppo.

Jabhat Ansar al-Din armed groups carried out mortar attacks on Sheikh Maqsood, Sheikh Akil, al-Kastello and al-Murge districts (city of Aleppo).

Liwa al- Tawhid militants attacked progovernment formations in Daraa with multiple launch rocket system.

Territory of Syria was attacked from the territory of Turkey once again.

Turkish tanks attacked Dikmetash (Idlib province) from Akcha Baglar at 4 p.m. on March 4, 2016.

Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces did not made 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 of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic has transported 3.5 tons of humanitarian aid in al-Suria (Latakia province).

The citizens have received food products and bottled drinking water. They also were provided with medical treatment.
Additional information

Meeting of representatives of opposition organizations and religious leaders took place on the territory of the Russian Centre for reconciliation.

In the course of the meeting, representatives made a suggestion on creation of an initiative group for development of a project of the new Syrian Constitution, which is to be presented for the nationwide discussion.

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Source: Ministry of  Defence of the Russian Federation
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