MOSCOW, August 1. /TASS/. The ceasefire regime has been generally observed over the day in most of Syria’s provinces, with six violations reported in the provinces of Damascus and Latakia, 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.
Units of the Jaysh al-Islam group which affiliates itself with the opposition conducted mortar fire at the settlements of Jobar, Arbil, Douma, Harasta and Haush al-Hayat in the province of Damascus, the center said.
Militants of the Free Syrian Army shelled the settlement of Tauma in the province of Latakia.
"No air strikes were delivered by the Russian air group and the Syrian air force at armed opposition group which have declared cessation of hostilities and informed the Russian or U.S. reconciliation centers about their locations," the bulletin says
Reconciliation agreements were signed during the day with representatives of two settlements in the Syrian province of Latakia, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties said in its regular daily news bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website on Monday.
"The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process has reached 329," the center said.
Apart from that, talks on joining the regime of cessation of hostilities were continued with field commanders of armed opposition groups in the provinces of Rif Dimashq, Daraa and al-Quneitra. "The number illegal armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 61," the center said.
"Humanitarian cargoes, mostly flour, rice, canned meat and fish, were delivered to low-income families in the settlement of Al-Bustan in the province of Hama, school kits were delivered to the Shagit Ammar Halil school in the provice of Latakia," the center said.
A humanitarian cargo of 6,500 food sets was dropped from a Mi-8 helicopter to Aleppo’s districts controlled by armed groups, as follows from the bulletin.
"More than 21 tons of United Nations humanitarian cargoes - cereals and tomato paste - were dropped from a Russian Abakan Air plane to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor besieged by Islamic State terrorists," the center said.
Groups constituting the international terrorist organizations Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State (both outlawed in Russia) continue attempts to break down the regime of cessation of hostilities, the center said. During the day, terrorists conducted fire from multiple missile launcher systems and mortars at the settlement of Handrat in the province of Aleppo and Aleppo’s districts of al-Khalidiyah, Leramon, al-Zahra and the Castello trade center. Terrorists also shelled the settlements of Arbil, Haush al-Fara, Jobar, Huteita al-Jarash in the province of Damascus and the airport in the city of Hama.
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.