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Russian Defence Ministry Briefing on Ceasefire Process


Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic (March 12, 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 commanders of opposition armed units active in Qalaat al-Madiq and Ba’ab Ataqah (Hama province).

Total number of towns, which had joined the ceasefire agreements has reached 44.

Negotiations with leaders of 3 armed formations active in Aleppo are being held. Ceasefire application forms signed with leaders of armed groupings remained 42 ones.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for reconciliation have held 11 consultations and negotiations with religious leaders, representatives of the public, business and industrial fields of Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib and Hama concerning ceasefire regime and humanitarian aid provided to citizens.

In Damascus, sheikhs handed over ceasefire application forms to field commanders, whose formations were active in Beit Sahim, Yalda and Babila.

Results of ceasefire monitoring

In general, the ceasefire is observed.

In the course of last 24 hours, 10 ceasefire violations have been registered (Aleppo – 3, Damascus – 6, Hama – 1).

In Damascus, positions of the government troops have suffered 5 artillery attacks from regions controlled by the Free Syrian Army.

Militants of the Free Syrian Army carried out attacks and artillery shelling against units of Kurdish militia near Maraanaz, Minnik, and Ain Daqna from directions of Jibrin, Azaz, and Kfir Khasher.

Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces did not make 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

Chief of the Russian Centre for reconciliation and office director of the UN Special Envoy to Syria by telephone discussed issues concerning organization of providing humanitarian aid to citizens of Damascus.

The parties also agreed on the order of practical actions while forming and escorting humanitarian convoys.

Additional information

Shelling of Syria from Turkish territories is continued.

The Russian Centre for reconciliation has received information from citizens of the Aleppo province about artillery strikes on positions of Kurdish militia detachments near Daqna.

Militants of Ahrar al-Sham grouping carried out two attacks from multiple launch rocket systems and mortars against positions of Kurdish militia detachments in Sheikh Maqsood (Aleppo).

The Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has deployed an additional operation group for monitoring situation in Aleppo and its suburbs.

Chief of the Russian Centre for reconciliation has held a working session with representatives of business and political spheres in Aleppo. Issues concerning ceasefire regime, returning of citizens to their houses and providing humanitarian aid to citizens of liberated towns were discussed during the session.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation


To the special coordination team of the ceasefire in Syria

Ladies and gentlemen of the special coordination team of the Syria truce

We hereby inform you that on March 13, 2016 at 14, the Battalions of Nour ad-Deen Zinki located on Qubtan al-Jabal shelled with more than 20 mortar shells the village of Bashamra in Afrin canton, north of Aleppo, and still shelling is continuing to the moment of writing this report.

General Command of the People’s Defense Units YPG
March 13, 2016


 

Terrorist rocket shelling in Hama leaves three people injured
12 March، 2016
Hama, SANA

Terrorists shelled with rockets al-Sqeilbiyeh city in the northwestern countryside of Hama province, in a new breach of the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria.

Seven rocket shells were fired on the city by the terrorist organizations positioned in Kafrenboudeh and Jabal Shahshabbo, a source at Hama Police Command told SANA on Saturday.

Three people were reported injured in the shelling, which also caused material damage to buildings in the neighborhoods where the shells landed.

H. Said


Army establishes control over new areas in Palmyra countryside, eliminates terrorists in Hama
12 March، 2016
Province, SANA

Army units established full control over new areas in Homs countryside, inflicting heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon ISIS terrorists, in addition to eliminating a number of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra in Hama.

Homs

A military source said army units in cooperation with the popular defense groups established control over points 753 and 1 km in the direction of al-Biyarta- Haiyal Mountain 10 kilometers to the west of Palmyra.

Army units eliminated the remaining gatherings of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their fortifications in the points where they established control.

Engineering Units dismantled the explosive devices that the terrorists left behind before fleeing away.

Army units destroyed dens and gatherings of terrorists in well 101 and to the south of well 105 areas in the eastern countryside of Homs.

To the south east of Homs, the source confirmed that army units inflicted heavy losses in personnel upon ISIS terrorists during strikes by the Syrian Air Force, and many of their positions in Mehseh and to the north of al-Qareitain were destroyed.

Hama

Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, foiled an attempt by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to infiltrate a number of military positions in al-Mughir, Bridj, Tal al-Sakhr, Hamamiyat in Hama’s northwestern countryside, a military source told SANA.

The source also said that other army units eliminated 19 terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and destroyed two vehicles equipped with DShK machineguns, two mortar launchers nests, and two ammo depots in Kafr Naboudeh and al-Habbit in Hama’s northwestern countryside.

Later, a military source said that terrorist groups targeted a military aircraft near an airport in Hama countryside while it was landing, causing it to crash.


Heavy Suicide-Attack in Raqqa Repulsed by Kurdish Fighters

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fended off the ISIL terrorists’ car bomb attacks on one of the main dams of the country West of Raqqa province.

The ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and at least six of its bomb-laden cars were destroyed after their attempts to hit the Kurdish positions near Tishrin dam were thwarted by the SDF and YPG.

The explosive-laden cars were destroyed before reaching to the Kurdish strongholds.

Explosion of the explosive-laden cars set the other vehicles of the ISIL ablaze, which ended in the killing or wounding of several terrorists.

Reports said earlier today that the Turkish Army’s artillery units continued to target concentration centers of the Kurdish fighters in a newly-captured town in the Northern part of Aleppo, leaving several civilians dead or wounded.

The Turkish artillery shelling of the Kurdish strongholds inside the town of Tal Abyadh near the border with Turkey ended in the killing or wounding of several civilians.


Syrian Army, Allies Inch Closer to Kobani’s Southern Outskirts

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops and their popular allies made a significant advance in areas Northeast of Lattakia province, deploying forces near the Southern outskirts of the key town of Kabani.

“The Syrian government forces pushed the terrorists back from Jabal al-Zweiqat for the second time in the last 72 hours and also imposed full control over another mount opposite Jabal al-Zweiqat which paved the war for their easier access to the Southern outskirts of the town,” the sources said.

“The army seized the Southern overlooking heights of Kabani after fierce clashes with the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front and a group of non-Syrian terrorists known as al-Turkistanis,” they added.

Reports said earlier today that the terrorist groups continued to withdraw forces from more positions in the Northeastern part of the costal province of Lattakia near the border with Idlib province after a large-scale offensive of the Syrian Army and allies in the region.

The Syrian government forces stormed the militant strongholds in the Mount 1154 near Kabani and seized full control over the mount in a rapid battle with the terrorists.

The Syrian army and its popular allies launched massive operations Northeast of Lattakia bordering the Southern part of Idlib province to wipe out the last positions of the terrorist groups in the coastal province.


Syrian Army, Allies Launch Large-Scale Operations at Lattakia-Idlib Border

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and its popular allies have launched massive operations Northeast of Lattakia bordering the Southern part of Idlib province to wipe out the last positions of the terrorist groups in the coastal province, informed sources said.

“The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces have stormed the Takfiri terrorist groups fortified positions near the small but strategic town of Kabani,” the sources said, adding, “The Syrian government forces preferred to hit the militant groups’ line of defense from the overlooking heights of Jabal al-Zweiqat in the Southern side of Kabani.”

“The militant groups’ strongholds, mainly those of al-Nusra Front in the Southern side of Kabani, have been heavily bombed in the recent days by the Syrian and Russian fighter jets to weaken their defense abilities,” the sources added.

Earlier reports said that the militant groups left behind scores of dead or wounded members and fled their strongholds near at least five villages in the Northern part of the coastal province of Lattakia near the border with Turkey under the heavy offensives of the Syrian Army and popular forces.

The Syria army alongside the National Defense Forces continued to push the militant groups back from more territories in the mountainous regions of the province and imposed full control over the villages of Haret Maz’aleh, Haret al-Tahoun, al-Qastal and Heer Debbin after several hours of intense battle with the militants.

The militant groups suffered a heavy death toll and their military hardware also sustained major damage in the Syrian government forces’ assaults.


Syrian Army Smashing ISIL Terrorists near Palmyra, Quaryatayn

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said on Saturday that intense battles are underway between the Syrian government forces and ISIL terrorists near the key city of Palmyra (Tadmur) and at least one other contested territory in the Central Homs province.

“The Syrian army and its popular allies engaged in a tough battle with the ISIL terrorists in al-Duweh, West of Palmyra and tried hard to push the militants back in the Eastern regions of Homs province that have now turned into the scene of the most intense battles taking place in the province.

The Syrian government forces’ anti-ISIL operation continued with the army marching on the group’s defense lines near the city of Quaryatayn, and large casualties on the ISIL.

The clashes continued as ISIL positions came under more than 30 rounds of intensive airstrikes around Palmyra and Quaryatayn.

On Friday, the Syrian army troops, backed up by the Russia fighter bombers, stormed the ISIL concentration centers in the Western and Southwestern sides of the ancient city of Palmyra and inflicted major casualties on the terrorists.

The two regions of al-Duweh and Jabal al-Hayal were the scenes of fierce clashes between the Syrian army and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.


Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Army’s Offensive in Damascus Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and popular forces continued their military operations against the terrorist groups in Damascus countryside, and killed scores of militants over the past 24 hours.

The Syrian army killed and wounded scores of the ISIL militants in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian army also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist groups in other key province across Syria.

Damascus

Syrian warplanes, in a fresh round of combat flights on Friday, targeted the ISIL gathering centers Northeast of Damascus province and pinned down the terrorists behind their lines of defense.

The Syrian warplanes’ bombardments of the ISIL positions in the passages of Wadi Karam, Matabiyeh al-Roumiyat and al-Zamrani in Qalamoun mountain’s Jaroud al-Jarajir ended in the killing or injuring of dozens of the terrorists and destroyed their military equipment and vehicles.

Reports said earlier that the Syrian Army troops continued to target the concentration centers of the terrorists, mainly from the al-Nusra Front, in Eastern Ghouta and inflicted a heavy death toll on the militants.

The Syrian soldier attacked al-Nusra combatants in Shaher Farms near al-Marj region, which ended in the killing or wounding of dozens of terrorists and destroyed their military hardware in large scale.

Homs

The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the Russia fighter bombers, stormed the ISIL concentration centers in the Western and Southwestern sides of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) and inflicted major casualties on the terrorists on Friday.

The two regions of al-Duweh and Jabal al-Hayal were the scenes of fierce clashes between the Syrian army and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Army sources said, at least 12 ISIL terrorists were killed and several more were injured in the army attack in one of the fronts, while the terrorists sustained heavier casualties in the second battlefield.

The Syrian Army continued to advance against the ISIL terrorists in the Southeastern part of Homs province and recaptured one more key hilltop in the region.

The ISIL left behind tens of dead or wounded members and pulled its forces back form their position near Hill 903 under the heavy offensives of the Syrian army and allies.

The Syrian government forces deployed forces only 1,500 meters from Western entrance of the ancient Assyrian town of Quaryatayn.

Idlib

Continued bombardments of al-Nusra Front centers in Southeastern Idlib ended in the killing of many terrorists and forced the rest of them to pull back from a key village.

The Russian Air Force pounded the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front’s concentration centers in the village of Abu al-Dhuhour and forced the group to abandon their headquarters at the village in order to evade more casualties.

The latest Russian airstrike over Abu al-Dhuhour killed over 25 al-Nusra members, while also destroying their large weapons depot inside the village.

Al-Nusra terrorists first built their headquarters in Abu al-Dhuhour during their large-scale offensive to capture the Abu al-Dhuhour Military Airport; this installation is located directly East of the village.

Aleppo

The ISIL terrorists retreated from their positions Southeast of Aleppo province under the heavy assaults of the Syrian Army and popular forces.

The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces drove the Takfiri terrorists back from the villages of al-Qleah, Helleh, Hakeel, Kherbet al-Mous and the Hill Bohouth in the Eastern side of Khanaser-Sfeira road.

The ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage on the attacks.

The Syrian army, volunteer troops and Hezbollah managed to retake full control of five villages near the town of Khanasser in the Northern province of Aleppo.

The Syrian army continued its advances in the Northern province by taking back the villages of Zabad, Touba, al-A’la, al-Hayat al-Saghira and al-Hayat al-Kabira in the Northeastern parts of the strategic town of Khanasser in Aleppo province.

Tens of ISIL militants were killed and wounded during the operations and their vehicles and weapons were destroyed.