Lavrov: Syria-bound Humanitarian Aid Convoys from Turkey Deliver Arms to Terrorists
Syrian Front : 7 Breaches of Ceasefire Observed in the Past 24 Hours
Syrian Front : Nine Ceasefire Violations in the past 24 Hours
Syrian Front : Terrorist Attacks in Damascus, Hama, Deir Ezzor, Aleppo
Syrian Front : The Ceasefire Begins
Syrian Front : Army Restores Security to More Areas Across the Country
Syrian Front : Coordination of Ceasefire Begins at the Hmeymim Airbase
Syrian Front : Counter-terror Ops to Continue During Ceasefire
Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 1, 2016)
General information on the application of measures for the reconciliation of opposing sides
In the course of the last day, the Russian party has signed cease-fire agreements with four commanders of moderate opposition units, which controlled Dumeir (Damascus province). Total number of reconciliation agreements has reached 38.
Peacemaking negotiations with leaders of five armed formations located in the Damascus, Daraa and Homs province are continued.
By the mediation of the Russian Federation, leadership of the Daraa province had meetings with civilians from Etbaa, al-Samein, Mesmia, Nava, Saida and Nahtah. More than 1,000 people participated in the meeting.
In accordance to the meeting results, 842 members of Jaysh al-Islam, Free Syrian Army and al-Yarmuk Brigade signed consents to stop warfare and back to the peaceful life.
The meeting took place despite efforts of radical groups taken in order to foil the event. Several civilians were beaten by militants on their way to the meeting.
Moreover, militants have captured retired Colonel of the Syrian army Zaidan al-Nasirat, who is one of the meeting initiators.
Results of ceasefire monitoring
Fifteen cease-fire violations have been registered. The most of them took place in Damascus, and provinces of Aleppo, Homs and Latakia.
Thus, positions of government troops and Kurdish units as well as inhabited areas in the north-west of Aleppo have been attacked with mortars and small arms five times.
In Damascus, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups opened mortar fire against al-Madje Azra, Mukhim al-Vafdein and central jail area at 5.00 – 5.30 a.m. for three times. As the result, a civilian was killed and three others received wounds of varying severity.
Near Marj al-Sultan (Damascus), a militants’ group took efforts to force positions of Syrian army.
In the Latakia province, Jabhat al-Nusra militants, who controlled Kabana, Kanedda, Bdama and Narphus, opened mortar and small arms fire against positions of government troops in order to instigate to open fire in response. The Syrian army units did not fire in response.
In Homs province, militants took efforts to attack positions of government troops and militia near Narb Nafsa.
The raising number of cease-fire violations is caused by efforts taken by the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra leadership in order to foil the truce regime by shelling positions of government troops and inhabited areas with oppositions located in the areas controlled by “moderate opposition”.
Russian Aerospace Forces have not carried out strikes on regions controlled by “moderate opposition”, which had joined peacemaking agreements and have been following them.
On February 29, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic received from the American party a list 61 armed opposition groups, which confirmed their loyalty and agreement with the terms of the ceasefire in Syria, in addition to 69 previous ones.
The Syrian Air Force destroys positions of ISIS in Homs, Deir Ezzor
1 March، 2016
The Syrian Army Air Force carried out sorties during the last 24 hours against ISIS terrorists’ gatherings in al-Qaryatain town and Mahasa village cross road to the east of Homs city.
A military source told SANA Tuesday that the sorties resulted in destroying positions and vehicles of ISIS terrorists, and killing of a number of ISIS terrorists.
Earlier Monday, the Syrian air force inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel and destroyed their vehicles equipped machineguns in Al-Jafra, while Army destroyed a den for leaders of ISIS in Palmyra in Homs eastern countryside.
The army kills 28 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra in Hama countryside
The army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, killed 28 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and destroyed tow of their vehicles equipped with machineguns, mortar launchers and artillery on the axis of Harbanafseh in the southern countryside of Hama province.
The Syrian Army Air Force on Tuesday carried out sorties against ISIS terrorists’ gatherings in Beit Dogheim, and al-Jafra to the east of Deir-Ezzor, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns.
A military source clarified that an army unit carried out accurate blows against dens and fortifications of ISIS terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Hamidyeh and al-Roshdyeh, destroying many hideouts and hotbeds and killing many of the terrorists.
Army restores security and stability to Talat al-Hamam, Aleppo countryside
1 March، 2016
Shelling attack from Turkish side targets foreign journalists in northern Lattakia
1 March، 2016
A group of foreign journalists came under a terrorist attack in the northeastern countryside of Lattakia, a source on the ground told SANA on Tuesday.
The source said the attack was caused by artillery shelling from across the Turkish side and took place while the journalists were touring Kensabba area, 60 km northeast of Lattakia city, to which the army and the popular defense groups restored security on February 18th.
Later, a military source dismissed the attack as “a breach of the cessation of hostilities,” saying it is evidence of the extent of the Turkish regime’s involvement in supporting terrorist groups and inciting them to torpedo the agreement.
4 journalists from Russia, China, Bulgaria and Canada were injured due to the attack.
Meanwhile, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said the attack was caused by 8 artillery shells that came from the Turkish territories.
Konashenkov said the journalists were evacuated from the site and that the injured were given the necessary medical assistance.
The group consisted of 33 journalists from Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, the United States, China, Russia, and Canada.
M. al-Frieh/H. Said
Terrorists target Daraa city with shells, causing material damage
1 March، 2016
Terrorist organizations targeted with mortar and rocket shells al-Sabil and al-Mattar neighborhoods in Daraa city in the southern province of Daraa.
A source at Daraa province told SANA that around noon on Tuesday, terrorists fired 7 mortar and rocket shells on the citizens’ houses in al-Sabil and al-Mattar neighborhoods, causing material damage to private properties.
A source at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said that SARC vehicles were sent to al-Sabil neighborhood after citizens reported that a fire erupted in a house there, adding that the Daraa Fire Brigade is putting out the flames.
Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh
1200 wanted persons have their legal status settled
1 March، 2016