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Russian military, UN representatives continue humanitarian deliveries to Syrian population

June 14, 23:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Five ceasefire violations fixed in past 24 hours
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MOSCOW, June 14. /TASS/. Humanitarian cargoes, primarily food products and sweets for children, have been delivered to low-income families in the settlement of Khabar-Rash in the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily news bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website on Tuesday.

The center said more humanitarian convoys are being formed for Syrian residents. "A convoy of 35 trucks delivered United Nations humanitarian cargoes, basically food products and medicines, to the settlement of Dar al-Kebira in the province of Homs with support from specialists of the Russian reconciliation center," the bulletin said.

A total of 18.3 tons of United Nations humanitarian cargoes, primarily food products and cereals, were delivered by a Russian plane to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor besieged by Islamic State terrorists, as follows from the bulletin.

A ceasefire regime brokered by Russia and the United States on February 22 officially came into effect in Syria at midnight Damascus time on February 27. This does not cover terrorist groups such as Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, both outlawed in Russia, and other groups recognized as terrorist by the United Nations Security Council.

An hour before the ceasefire came into force, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution in support cessation of hostilities in Syria. The document was initiated by Russia and the United States and won support from all the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council.

The Russian reconciliation center aims to assist armed groups in Syria in concluding ceasefire agreements, maintain the truce regime, control its observance and organize the delivery of humanitarian cargoes to civilians.

Five ceasefire violations fixed in Syria in past 24 hours

"The cessation of hostilities regime has been observed in most Syrian provinces over the past 24 hours. Five violations were fixed - four in Damascus province and one in Idlib province," the report said.

It specified that groups constituting the Jaysh al-Islam organization which aligns itself with the opposition shelled Syrian government troops’ positions in the settlements of al-Sahia, Jobar, Harasta al Basal and Arbil in Damascus province.

"In Idlib province, paramilitary units of Jaish al-Fateh and Jund al-Aqsa groups fired mortar shells at artillery positions of the Syrian armed forces in Fua settlement," it said.

"No air strikes were delivered by the Russian Aerospace Troops and the Syrian Air Force at armed opposition group which have declared cessation of hostilities and referred their coordinates to the Russian or U.S. reconciliation centers," the center said.

It said agreements on truce have been reached with representatives of two settlements in Homs province in the past 24 hours. The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process has grown to 148. The number of armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 60, as follows from the bulletin.

Terrorists shell settlements in Syria’s Latakia, Damascus, Hama provinces, Aleppo districts

No violations of the regime of silence in the settlement of Darayya in Syria’s province of Damascus in place till 24:00 on June 14 have been registered in the past day, however increased terrorist activities were reported in a number of provinces.

"During the day, armed groups of Jabhat al-Nusra shelled the settlements of Rasha, Ikko and Bashrafa in the province of Latakia, the settlements of Bleliye and Marj-Sultan in the province of Damascus, and the village of Samaliyah in the province of Hama," the center said.

In the province of Aleppo, terrorists shelled from artillery systems and mortars the settlement of Handrat and the al-Nayrab airport, and Aleppo’s al-Khalidiya, Sheikh Maksoud, al-Ramusi, Salah al-Din and Al Maidan neighborhoods, as follows from the bulletin.

According to reports from residents of the settlement of Kbana in the province of Latakia , about 100 Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists with heavy weapons arrived to the Syrian-Turkish border.

A ceasefire regime brokered by Russia and the United States on February 22 officially came into effect in Syria at midnight Damascus time on February 27. This does not cover terrorist groups such as Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, both outlawed in Russia, and other groups recognized as terrorist by the United Nations Security Council.

An hour before the ceasefire came into force, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution in support cessation of hostilities in Syria. The document was initiated by Russia and the United States and won support from all the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council.

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