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Russia registers 6 ceasefire violations in Syria over past 24 hours

Russia registers 6 ceasefire violations in Syria over past 24 hours

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian side in the Russian-Turkish commission on the Syrian truce has registered six violations of the ceasefire regime over the past 24 hours, while Turkey informed about five cases, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

“Within last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 6 cases of firing in provinces of Aleppo (1), Damascus (4), and Daraa (1). The Turkish party has registered 5 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces Damascus (4) and Daraa (1),”

the ministry said in a daily bulletin.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the largest number of random fire incidents occurred in the areas controlled by the Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as Nusra Front) and the Islamic State (IS) terrorist groups, both outlawed in Russia.

According to the ministry, the United Nations delivered 144 tonnes of food and medical supplies to the province of Daraa.

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Over the past 24 hours, two other settlements joined the ceasefire agreement, which currently encompasses a total of 2,235 towns and villages. The tally of armed groups which have vowed to observe the ceasefire is still standing at 233.

Moscow and Ankara are the guarantors of a nationwide ceasefire in Syria that came into force on December 30, 2016. The UN Security Council subsequently passed a resolution supporting the initiative.

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