Syrian Front : 22 Agreements, 27 Ceasefire Violations, Turkish Attacks and Incitements Continue

Syrian Front : 44 Reconciliation Agreements, 4 Tons of Humanitarian Aid Delivered, 14 Ceasefire Violations
Syrian Front : 21 Ceasefire Violations in the Last 24 Hours
Syrian Front:Russia-15 Ceasefire Violations, 4 Reconciliation Agreements
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


Russian Defence Ministry Briefing on Ceasefire Process


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

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

In the course of last 24 hours, ceasefire agreements have been signed with five commanders of moderate opposition units active in the Daraa province (in total, 22 agreements).

Preliminary truce agreements have been signed with elders of two towns in the Hama province.

Negotiations with leaders of four armed groupings located in the Damascus, Daraa and Homs provinces are being continued.

In Damascus, by the mediation of the Russian party, consultations between representatives of the National Reconciliation Ministry of Syria, religious leaders and commanders of armed formations, who used to be opposing the Syrian government, have been held. The parties discussed upon issues concerning peacemaking process and ways of its realization.

Headquarters of the Defence Ministry and National Reconciliation Ministry of the Syrian Arab Republic have been deployed at the Hmeymim airbase in order to establish interaction in operational response on ceasefire violations and providing humanitarian assistance to citizens of Syria.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

In the course of last 24 hours, 27 ceasefire violations have been registered (Idlib –7, Damascus – 4, Homs – 4, Daraa – 3, Latakia –1).

Most ceasefire violations have happened in Aleppo. There have been 8.

In particular, Sheikh Maqsood, Akil, al-Kastello and al-Murge  city sections have suffered multiple mortar attacks of armed formations of Jabhat Ansar al-Din and Fastykim Kama Umirta.

Unidentified armed formations carried out a mortar attack against Karm al-Jabal from positions located near Qahir al-Asham.

Near Tamura (north of Aleppo), an illegal armed formation attacked positions of government troops after a mortar attack. The formation is being identified.

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

An appeal for delivering humanitarian aid to citizens of 21 most damaged inhabited areas of Damascus, Homs and Daraa provinces, which joined the peacemaking process, was sent to the United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura.

The UN special envoy answered that a column with humanitarian supplies for citizens of Darayya (Damascus province) has been formed in Damascus and is waiting for permission of the Syrian government.

The Russian party received an appeal for contribution to boost the process of permission receiving.

Additional information

The Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic receives information concerning militants’ training in the territory of several Middle East countries for taking part in the Syrian war and armament supply for the militants.

Increase of information posted in social networks with calls for citizens to continue warfare against the government troops is registered.

People of Syria inform the Russian Centre about actions taken by international terrorist organizations despite intimidates and terror carried out by “irreconcilable” groupings.

In the course of the last 24hours, citizens of Fua (Idlib province) have sent 7 messages telling about attacks with usage of heavy armament carried out from Binnish, which has been controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham militants. The attacks caused victims among civilians.

Artillery attacks against Kurdish units, which are fighting against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, are still carried out from the territory of the Turkish border post near Yanankey.

It is registered that columns of heavy trucks filled with materiel supplies and weapons are passing the Syrian-Turkish border almost day-and-night and moving to the regions, which are controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham located in the territory of Syria.


Terrorists crossing the border from Turkey to Syria


Such actions carried out by the Turkish party and aimed at supporting of the terrorist groupings active in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib set back early end of the warfare and achieving truce by opposing sides in these regions.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation


41 breaches of the cessation of fighting acts by the terrorist organizations were observed during the last 48 hours
4 March، 2016
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that 41 breaches of the cessation of fighting acts by the terrorist organizations were observed during the last 48 hours.

“Turkey bears full responsibility for the continued fighting in Idleb and Aleppo,” the ministry said in a statement by the Russian Center for Coordinating and observing the cessation of fighting acts at Hmeimeem base.

The ministry added that the arms shipments arrive daily from Turkey to the terrorists of “Jabhat al-Nusra” and “Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement”.
The Russian Defense Ministry had registered 72 breaches of the cessation of hostilities by the terrorist organizations since the agreement took effect on February 27th till yesterday.

The cessation of hostilities agreement does not involve ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other organizations listed on the international terrorism list.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal


A car loaded with tank shells and B9 shells seized in Sweida countryside
4 March، 2016


3 civilians killed, 13 injured in terrorist attacks in Deir Ezzor and Aleppo
4 March، 2016
Deir Ezzor/Aleppo, SANA

Two civilians were killed and five others were injured on Friday due to a terrorist rocket attack on al-Qosour and al-Jora residential neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

A source in the province told SANA’s reporter that terrorists from ISIS fired 6 rocket shells on al-Qosour and al-Joura neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city, claiming the lives of a man and a woman, injuring five others, and causing material damage to public and private properties.

In the same context, one civilian was killed and eight others were injured on Friday evening due to terrorist rocket and mortar attacks on Aleppo city.

Local sources told SANA’s correspondent that terrorists fired scores of rocket and mortar shells at al-Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in the city, killing one civilian, injuring eight others, and causing considerable material damage to citizens’ houses and properties.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal / Hazem Sabbagh


Water back to Aleppo after ISIS cutoff
4 March، 2016
Aleppo, SANA

Water has been pumped back to Aleppo from al-Khafseh station in the eastern part of the province following a 48-day cut after ISIS terrorists stopped water supplies, Director General of Aleppo Water Establishment announced on Friday.

Mustafa Malhis told SANA in a statement that “great efforts” were made by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to restore water supply.

The work, he noted, included repairing Ein al-Beideh station and coordination with the parties on the ground.

Malhis noted that water is now being temporarily pumped into the course of the Queiq River until water drawing canals are cleansed in order to later pump clean water to neighborhoods and residential areas.


2000 health packages distributed in Yarmouk Camp
4 March، 2016
Damascus, SANA

2000 health packages were distributed to displaced people from Yarmouk Camp who left the neighborhood to escape the crimes of terrorist organizations and are currently staying in the areas of Yelda, Bebila, and Beit Sahm in Damascus Countryside.

The aid distribution is carried out by the General Authority for Palestine Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) supervised by the Higher Committee for Relief and aided by the Syrian government.

GAPAR Director General Ali Mustafa affirmed in a statement to SANA that the GAPAR and UNRWA, in coordination with Damascus and Damascus Countryside governorates, distributed on Thursday 2000 health packages to the displaced residents of al-Yarmouk Camp.

Mustafa pointed out that around 35380 health packages were distributed to the displaced people of Yarmouk camp since the end of January 2014 in addition to 123782 food packages, as well as clothes, blankets, milk, canned food, vegetables, fruits and kitchen tools, adding that the mobile medical clinics will continue to treat patients.

Residents of the terrorist-besieged Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus were forced to flee after terrorists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) entered the area aided by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal


Army restores security and stability to Talat al-Hamam, Aleppo countryside
4 March، 2016


Syrian Army, Allies’ Advances Threatening ISIL Capital of Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- Continued advances of the Syrian army and its popular allies against the militant groups in the Eastern part of Aleppo province and the Northeastern part of Hama province are seriously threatening the ISIL’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa, military sources said.

“Since October of 2015, the Syrian army has captured some 50 villages in the Eastern Aleppo during an offensive which halted the ISIL-imposed siege on Kuweires Airbase,” the sources said.

“Furthermore, government forces have advanced along the M45-highway (Hama to Raqqa) and reached the Western side Raqqa province. Meanwhile, Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken firm control of the Northern region of the Raqqa province,” the sources added.

However, given the current rate of advances by the Syrian army and its allies, the caliphate is likely to be wiped off the map in Iraq and Syria.

Reports said on Thursday that the Syrian army forces blocked the ISIL terrorists’ entry into Syria from Turkey by killing 76 of them.

The Kurdish YPG killed the terrorists when they were attempting to cross the Turkish border towards Tal Abyadh in Raqqa province in Northern Syria.


Kurdish Fighters Capture 35 Square Kilometers of Militant-Ruled Land in Hasaka

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) continued to push the ISIL terrorists back from more strongholds in the Northeastern province of Hasaka and seized full control over at least 35 kilometers of their territories.

The Kurdish fighters stormed the ISIL lines of defense in the Western side of Jabal Abdolaziz region and forced the terrorist group to retreat forces from their positions which ended in the liberation of at least 35 square kilometers of land.

The ISIL suffered a heavy death toll in the attacks.

The Kurdish fighters have another plan to capture a region between the Southern side of al-Shaddadi and the Southern side of Tal Abyadh.

On Tuesday, the Kurdish fighters thwarted the ISIL attempts to prevail over their lines of defense Northwest of Hasaka near the border with Turkey and inflicted a heavy death toll on the terrorists.

The ISIL’s large-scale attack at the village of al-Nasiriyeh in the Northwestern part of Hasaka province was fended off by the Kurdish fighters near the Turkish border-crossing.

The ISIL militants suffered a heavy death toll and their military hardware sustained major damage in the failed attack.

The YPG Kurds have recently bonded with the Damascus government. The Syrian army sent several arms cargoes to the YPG troops in the Northeastern province of Hasaka and trained the first group of Kurdish volunteer forces in the provincial capital city of Hasaka last month.

The SDF that is comprised of mainly Kurdish fighters as well as a few hundred Syrian Arab dissident forces have received trainings from the US and have been provided with scanty US-coalition air support in their battles in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria; but in Northern and Northwestern battlefronts, they have been operating alongside the YPG and received the Russian air backup in their Aleppo wars that started with the conquest of Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates early in February.

Assisted by the Syrian army – that has along with popular forces and Hezbollah conquered almost all militant-held regions in Eastern, Southern, Western and Northwestern Aleppo province – and Russian air support, the Kurdish forces fighting against the terrorists in North-Northeast Aleppo province have been making striking advances against the Al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and ISIL terrorists in February.

In February, the YPG and SDF fighters prevailed over the terrorists in the highly strategic city of Tal Rifat in Northern Aleppo and captured the city.


Terrorists Ask Commanders to Dispatch Fresh Forces to Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- Recent victories of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have forced the ISIL terrorists to call on their commanders for reinforcement troops in the Northern part of Raqqa near the border with Turkey, sources said Friday.

“The ISIL militants, who have been defeated by the Kurdish fighters in several battles in the recent week, have not been able to regroup and have begged for fresh forces from the other provinces to deploy them in the Northern part of Raqqa near the small town of Sulouk,” the sources said.

Reports said on Thursday that the Syrian army forces blocked the ISIL terrorists’ entry into Syria from Turkey by killing 76 of them.

The Kurdish YPG killed the terrorists when they were attempting to cross the Turkish border towards Tal Abyadh in Raqqa province in Northern Syria.

The YPG Kurds have recently bonded with the Damascus government. The Syrian army sent several arms cargoes to the YPG troops in the Northeastern province of Hasaka and trained the first group of Kurdish volunteer forces in the provincial capital city of Hasaka last month.

The SDF that is comprised of mainly Kurdish fighters as well as a few hundred Syrian Arab dissident forces have received trainings from the US and have been provided with scanty US-coalition air support in their battles in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria; but in Northern and Northwestern battlefronts, they have been operating alongside the YPG and received the Russian air backup in their Aleppo wars that started with the conquest of Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates early in February.

Assisted by the Syrian army – that has along with popular forces and Hezbollah conquered almost all militant-held regions in Eastern, Southern, Western and Northwestern Aleppo province – and Russian air support, the Kurdish forces fighting against the terrorists in North-Northeast Aleppo province have been making striking advances against the Al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and ISIL terrorists in February.

In February, the YPG and SDF fighters prevailed over the terrorists in the highly strategic city of Tal Rifat in Northern Aleppo and captured the city.

The YPG, who enjoyed the Russian air backup, prevailed the terrorists’ positions from the Western direction and shook hand with the Kurdish units of the SDF who entered the town from the North.


Homs: Tough Battle Underway

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army announced minutes ago that its troops and their popular allies are engaged in an intense battle with the ISIL terrorists Southeast of Homs province.

The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces stormed the ISIL strongholds near the ancient Assyrian town of Quaryatayn, which has thus far claimed the lives of many terrorists.

The ISIL military equipment also sustained heavy damage in the battle.

Reports said earlier today that the Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat sorties over the ISIL strongholds in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of Homs province and inflicted major losses on the terrorists.

The ISIL positions in the Western and Eastern sides of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), the village of Rasm al-Arnab and Wadi Abyadh in the Eastern part of province came under the heavy bombardments of the Syrian warplane, which ended in the destruction of a number of the terrorists’ vehicles.

In the meantime, the Syrian army’s jets pounded the ISIL positions in the Eastern side of the town of Maheen, which claimed the lives of several militants and destroyed their military hardware.


Army Continues Advances in Multiple Fronts

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army backed by the country’s air force destroyed terrorists’ positions and inflicted heavy casualties on different militant groups in several provinces.

The army hit the militants’ positions in Homs, Lattakia, Deir Ezzur, Aleppo and Sweida over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the Syrian army’s military operations across Syria on Thursday.

Homs

The Syrian air force launched airstrikes against the ISIL headquarters East of the strategic city of Maheen, Southeast of Homs province.

The Thursday airstrikes killed and wounded tens of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles, weapons and ammunitions.

Also, the Syrian warplanes carried out several sorties in different parts of Homs targeting the ISIL positions which killed and wounded dozens of terrorists.

A series of sorties were carried out by the Syrian air force targeting ISIL Takfiri terrorists’ sites in al-Qaryatayn city in the Southeast of Homs city, destroying militants’ strongholds, weapons and ammunition and killing tens of them.

More ISIL positions were destroyed, along with their vehicles equipped with machineguns, in army airstrikes in the villages of Um Sahreej, al-Shendakhiyeh al-Janoubiyeh, al-Shendakhiyeh al-Shamaliyeh, al-Msheirfeh al-Janoubiyeh, Unq al-Hawa and in the Eastern parts of Jeb al-Jarrah town.

The Syrian army and popular forces won back control of a strategic mountainous area and several oil fields in the Central province of Homs from the ISIL terrorists.

The Syrian army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division, in close coordination with the National Defense Forces, advanced South towards the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) after securing the entire mountaintop of Jabal Jazal and its abundant oil fields.

In South of Palmyra, the Syrian armed forces advanced to Wadi Al-Dhakara, seizing a part of the valley after a violent battle with the ISIL terrorists entrenched around its hilltops.

Recently, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) were deployed in the Palmyra front as part of a much larger force that is looking to break the ISIL frontlines and recapture the city.

Lattakia

The Syrian army killed several al-Nusra Front terrorists in a strategic village in Lattakia, mostly resided by the Syrian Kurds.

“4 militants from al-Nusra Front and their allies were killed in conflicts with the army in the strategic village of Kabani inside Jabal al-Akrad (Kurds Mountain) in the Northern countryside of Lattakia,” a battlefield source reported.

Meantime, the Syrian army launched heavy attacks on the al-Nusra Front positions in a mountainous area in Northern Lattakia, killing a bunch of terrorists.

“A number of Nusra terrorists and their allies were killed in clashes with the Syrian army near al-Hadada village and Lattakia mountain in the Northern outskirts of the city,” a field source said.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian army troops and their popular allies inflicted tens of casualties on invading ISIL militants after their positions in the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur airbase came under attack by the terrorist group.

According to provincial sources, the ISIL used different types of light and heavy weapons in their offensive launched from the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur airbase and al-Sarda Mountain.

Concurrently, the Syrian army used artillery fire to target the ISIL gathering centers in the region which killed and wounded dozens of Takfiri terrorists.

The Syrian air force carried out a powerful air raid over the city of Albukamaal in the Southern parts of Deir Ezzur, striking several sites of the ISIL.

The airstrikes killed a notorious leader of the terrorist group known as Mudallah al-Rabi’e (AKA “Abu Ahmad”) who was the ISIL top commander inside the city of Mohassan.

Aleppo

The ISIL’s offensive on the Syrian army and popular forces in Aleppo backfired and inflicted a heavy toll on the terrorist group.

“The ISIL attacked the Aleppo-Khanaser-Ithria road on Thursday but it was pushed back by the Syrian army forces and lost 130 members,” a military source said today.

Sweida

The Syrian security forces seized a car loaded with artillery shells bound for Takfiri terrorist groups in the Northwestern countryside of Sweida province on Thursday.

The car also carried B9mm rounds sent for the militants stationed in Eastern al-Badiya Desert.