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MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. Reconciliation agreements have been signed with representatives of two more settlements in Syria’s provinces of Aleppo and Daraa over the past 24 hours, Russia’s center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily news bulletin on Thursday.
"The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 161," said the bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website.
They confirmed that talks on joining the ceasefire regime continue with field commanders of the armed opposition in the Aleppo, Damascus, and Homs provinces, the center said. The number illegal armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 61.
The center said that low-income families of al-Annaz in the Aleppo province and al-Muah in the Hama province have received 5 tons of humanitarian cargos, including flour and sweets for children. A plane of Russia’s Abakan Air has dropped 18 tons of UN humanitarian cargos in Deir ez-Zor besieged by the Islamic State terrorists.
The ceasefire regime has been generally observed in most provinces of Syria, with three violations reported over the past 24 hours in the Damascus province.
"Jaysh al-Islam formations, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, have performed mortar shelling of positions of the Syrian Armed near Huteita al-Jarash, Harasta and al-Qasa inhabited areas," said the bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website.
Russia’s Aerospace Forces and Syria’s Air Force did not deliver any strikes on the opposition armed formations which observe the silence regime and informed the Russian or US centers for reconciliation about their location.
Units of the Jabhat al-Nusra international terrorist organization continue attempts to disrupt the ceasefire regime, the center said. Over the past 24 hours the terrorists shelled a settlement in the Aleppo province and several quarters in the city.
The terrorists also shelled a number of settlements in the provinces of Damascus and Latakia.
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 of the cessation of hostilities in Syria. The document was initiated by Russia and the United States and backed by all the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council.