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    March 25, 2016

    Russia Leads Towards Peace in Syria

    March 25, 2016

    Russian MOD

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

    In the course of last 24 hours, preliminary truce agreement with representatives of an inhabited area in the Hama province has been achieved.

    The total number of settlements, the leaders of which have signed reconciliation agreements, has remained 51.

    Working session with administration of the Damascus province has been held. The sides discussed issues of providing humanitarian aid and establishing peaceful life in towns, which had been damaged during warfare.

    Negotiations with field commanders of 2 armed formations active in the Damascus province have been continued. 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, 7 ceasefire violations have been registered in the Latakia province.

    Militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping, which had claimed to belong to the opposition one, carried out a mortar shelling against positions of the government troops from Shamruran.

    Unidentified armed formations opened fire with mortars and small arms against Hakur Takhtani and Ard al-Wata from Knedda.

    Mortar shelling was carried out from Ain al-Alkantara, which had been controlled by Ahrar al-Sham militants, against positions of the government troops.

    Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces did not make strikes on armed formations, which had claimed to join the ceasefire regime and informed the Russian or American Centres for reconciliation about their location.

    Humanitarian aid to the population of Syria

    Within last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation has delivered 3.8 tons of humanitarian aid to Yalda (Damascus province).

    The Russian humanitarian aid has been delivered to 31 inhabited areas of the Latakia, Damascus, Hama, and Homs provinces since the Russian Centre had started working.

    The Russian Centre for reconciliation held a working session with leaders of two political organizations. The sides discussed humanitarian situation in the al-Quneitra province.

    Additional information

    Leadership of the Russian Centre for reconciliation (Hmeymim airbase) and the American Coordination Centre (Amman) held another teleconference session. The parties discussed topical issues of ceasefire monitoring and providing humanitarian aid to most damaged areas of the Damascus province.

    Militants of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group carried out two mortar shellings against Fua (Idlib province). Three civilians were killed and three ones were wounded.

    According to the information received from the Hama province citizens, 12 civilians from Abu Java, al-Shikha, Surudge, and Tell Halava in the east of the province, have been kidnapped by terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra for participating in the national reconciliation process.

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