Syrian Front : 8 New Agreements, 9 Ceasefire Violations, Free Flow of Humanitarian Aid to Liberated Areas

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 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 pro-government 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.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation


9 breaches of cessation of hostilities during past 24 hours
5 March، 2016
Lattakia, SANA

The past 24 hours witnessed new breaches by terrorist organizations of the cessation of hostilities in Syria on its 8th day.

The cessation of hostilities in Syria came in implementation of a Russian- US agreement which was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council in accordance with its resolution No. 2268.

Head of the Russian Center for coordinating and monitoring the cessation of hostilities in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei Kurylenko said in a statement published on RT website on Saturday that nine breaches of the cessation of hostilities were monitored during the past 24 hours, including six breaches in Aleppo province and one breach in each of Damascus, Lattakia and Daraa.

Kurylenko explained that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization bombed al-Sheikh Maqsoud, al-Sheikh Aqeel, Kastelo and al-Marj residential neighborhoods in Aleppo.
Until Friday, the Russian Center for Coordination had monitored 123 breaches of cessation of hostilities by terrorist organizations which were mostly focused in Damascus, Aleppo and Lattakia.

On the other hand, the Russian military official pointed out that leaders of the groups who signed the cessation of hostilities agreement are now asking the Russian Center to provide protection and security from ISIS terrorists and other terrorist organizations that declared war against the signatories, affirming that the Russian Defense Ministry will help to ensure their safety.

Gen. Kurylenko said that the Center’s professionals held 23 meetings with representatives of various Syrian opposition parties and political forces, adding that he received requests from eight leaders of armed groups in Daraa to join the cessation of hostilities agreement during the past few days.

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

Qabas/ Manal



Jisr ash-Shugur as seen from the latest hill the Syrian Armed Forces secured earlier today.

Terrorists of Jisr ash-Shugur have a dept to pay, and the Syrian Armed Forces will collect. Your Ottoman master nor his masters will be able to save you now.

Picture credited to Eyad Alhosain اياد الحسين please follow his page for media directly from the battlefield.

Syrian Arab Army


Turkish Army Continues Shelling Kurds in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army again pounded the positions of the Kurdish forces in Syria’s Northeastern Hasakah province on Saturday.

The Turkish army’s artillery units shelled the positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) near the city of al-Qamishli near the border with Turkey in Northern Hasaka province.

The Kurdish community has longed been warning that the Turkish artillery is providing support for the ISIL terrorists.

“More than 10 people, mostly women and children, have been killed over the past day. A group of up to 100 gunmen trespassed from Turkey into Syria near the city of Raqqah,” Farkhat Patiyev, chairman of the Council of the Federal National-Cultural Autonomy said.

“They were supported by artillery fire from Turkey. By morning on February 28, Kurdish self-defense forces managed to drive the gunmen from the town of Tal Abyadh. However, the ban on movement is still in place for civilians for security reasons. Combat operations are not over,” he added.

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 army repels ISIS attack to block Khanaser road, destroys ISIS car convoy in Deir Ezzor
5 March، 2016
Provinces, SANA

ISIS terrorist organization is losing more of its members and equipment as the army units and the air force continue targeting its positions and hideouts where the organization is operating in the country.

Deir Ezzor

An army unit destroyed a mortar launcher for ISIS terrorists near the Agriculture College in al-Mrei’iyeh village and a car transporting terrorists and weapons in the surroundings of al-Tharda Mountain in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, according to a military source.

The source told SANA that another army unit targeted a car convoy transporting terrorists and weapons near al-Jazeera University in al-Bugheiliyeh village in the province’s western countryside.

A number of ISIS terrorists were killed and a rocket launching pad was destroyed in clashes with an army unit as the terrorists were attempting to infiltrate the vicinity of al-Sinaa neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city.

Aleppo

The army thwarted last night and early Saturday morning an ISIS attempt to cut off Khanaser-Atheria road in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo province.

A source on the ground explained to SANA that army units in cooperation with the supporting forces engaged in clashes with ISIS-linked groups who launched the assault from the directions of Raqqa highway and al-Tanahej Mountains towards al-Alam hill to the east of the Pumpign Station in Atheria and from al-Saan hills towards al-Sheikh Hilal area.

The source said scores of the terrorists were killed while others fled, leaving their weapons behind, affirming that Khanaser-Atheria road is completely safe and it is open for traffic movement.

The road was closed for some time before hunting down the terrorists who attacked points close to the road near al-Sheikh Hilal village and it is now secured and open for passengers’ movement from and to Aleppo.

Hama

Army units thwarted two terrorist attacks by ISIS terrorists on a number of safe areas in the eastern countryside of Hama.

ِArmy units in cooperation with the popular defense groups clashed with ISIS terrorists on the axis of al-Mufaker/ Barri Sharqi/ Rasm al-Teeneh villages to the east of Hama.

The clashes ended by killing a number of terrorists and destroying 5 of their vehicles in addition to an armored vehicle, a cannon, arms and munitions.


Terrorists Face More Defeats in Syria’s Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) continued to advance against the ISIL militants in the Northern part of Raqqa province and seized control over two more key villages.

The Kurdish fighters pushed the ISIL terrorists back form their strongholds and recaptured the villages of Shamandour fifty kilometers from West of Kazouran mountain and Beir Haba’a both near Tal Abyadh.

The ISIL left behind scores of the dead or wounded members and fled the battlefield.

A report said on Friday that the recent victories of the Kurdish fighters forced the ISIL terrorists to call on their commanders for reinforcement troops in the Northern part of Raqqa near the border with Turkey.

“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.


Syrian Army, Allies Advance Significantly against Militants at Lattakia-Idlib Border

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army and its popular allies continued to advance against the militant groups in the Northeastern part of Lattakia province after pushing back the remaining terrorists from their positions at the border with Idlib province.

The Syrian army troops, the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and the Syrian Marines captured a number of sites along the Aleppo-Lattakia Highway (M-4 Highway), paving the way for their soldiers to reach the final hilltops overlooking the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour in the Southern part of Idlib province.

The Syrian Armed Forces can see the city of Jisr al-Shughour from their positions atop of Jabal al-Akrad in Northeastern Lattakia; this is the closest the government forces have been to Jisr al-Shughour since their withdrawal from Idlib province last Spring.

In addition to this advance by the Special Forces along the Aleppo-Latakia Highway, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade – alongside the National Defense Forces and Syrian Social Nationalist Party – inched closer to the imperative town of Kabani after prevailing over the enemy’s first line of defense.

The Syrian Armed Forces are expected to enter Kabani in the coming days as they work to weaken the enemy defenses en route to seizing this mountaintop town in Jabal al-Akrad.

On Wednesday, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their advances in Lattakia province, and seized back several strategic villages and a key height in the coastal province.

The army units and popular forces seized back Mazali, al-Khashkhasha and al-Zaheqeen villages in Lattakia.

The Syrian government troops also took full control of Hadada hilltop in Lattakia province.


Russian Air Force Targets Militants’ Oil Tankers in Homs Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes over the ISIL positions in the Eastern part of Homs province and hit several targets, including the terrorist group’s oil smuggling route to Turkey.

The Russian warplanes bombed the oil transport routes used by the ISIL near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) and al-Sakhanah; these roads flow through Raqqa and Aleppo provinces before reaching the Turkish border.

The Russian Air Force specifically struck the ISIL positions at the villages of Rasm Al-‘Arnab and Wadi al-Abyadh, destroying several oil supply trucks and a command-and-control center.

On Friday, The Syrian Army troops and their popular allies continued to advance against the ISIL terrorists Southeast of Homs province and seized one more key village in the region.

The Syrian army, Liwa Suqour al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) imposed full control over the village of al-Bayarat after a violent battle with the ISIL militants.

Following the capture of al-Bayarat, the Syrian army men and their allies advanced to nearby al-Dawah and captured at least half of the village following an intense battle with the ISIL combatants.


Kurdish Fighters Liberate Over 150 Square Kilometers of Land Northeast of Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have pushed the ISIL terrorists back from 157 square kilometers of territories in two provinces in the Northeastern parts of the country in the recent weeks, battlefield sources said.

The Kurdish fighters have scored eye-catching victories against the ISIL militants in the Southern part of Hasaka province and in the Northern part of Raqqa province and have captured nearly 157 square kilometers in their anti-terrorism operations.

A report said on Friday that the 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 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, 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.