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Syria’ ceasefire regime violated 11 times per day — Russian Reconciliation Center

March 29, 2016, 19:36 UTC+3

In particular, the bulletin says, militants of the Ahrar al-Sham group three times opened mortar fire on the Kurdish district Sheikh Maqsood in the city of Aleppo

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MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. The ceasefire regime in Syria has been violated 11 times over the past 24 hours, says a news bulletin of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the warring sides in Syria, posted on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website on Tuesday.

"The regime of the cessation of hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic has been generally observed. However, 11 violations have been recorded over the past day (5 - in Aleppo, 3 - in Idlib, 2 - in Latakia, 1 - in Damascus", the document says.

In particular, the bulletin says, militants of the Ahrar al-Sham group three times opened mortar fire on the Kurdish district Sheikh Maqsood in the city of Aleppo. In addition, they opened fire from mortars from the Rashidin and Habar districts on the Al-Famili and Abu-Rvel areas. "One of the militia fighters was killed and two wounded in these shelling attacks," the report says.

In the Idlib province, mortar shelling attacks by militants of Ahrar al-Sham on the Fuaa town continued, according to the Reconciliation Center data. Four civilians were injured in these attacks. In addition, the Liwa al-Haqq armed Islamist insurgent group in the Latakia province twice opened fire from the area of the Shamruan settlement on the Karajabez settlement, and in the Damascus province the Jaysh al-Islam militants shelled the Hateet Al-Jarash settlement, the document says.

The Center said that the Russian and Syrian aviation did not deliver airstrikes on the armed groups that observe the ceasefire regime.

On Monday, the Center reported nine violations of the Syrian ceasefire regime. Four such incidents took place in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib each, and one - in Latakia.

Russia’s center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria has delivered more than 3.2 tons of humanitarian aid to Aleppo province for the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

"A humanitarian convoy to Hama province is being prepared," the ministry said.

According to the Russian ceasefire center data, the truce regime came into force in 51 Syrian localities. A total of 43 military groups joined the ceasefire agreement.

Russia’s center for reconciliation on March 28 received information that Turkey supplied the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group with more than 50 gunmen and three trucks with munitions, according to the center’s information bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website.

According to the bulletin, Jabhat al-Nusra gunmen continued attacks on the Kurdish positions in Aleppo’s Sheikh Maksoud district from the settlement of Hraitan.

Russia began to deliver pinpoint air strikes against terrorist targets in Syria on September 30, 2015 at the request from Syria’s President Bashar Assad. Withdrawal of the major part of Russia’s air group from Syria began on March 15. The Russian defense ministry says however that Russian warplanes will continue air strikes against terrorist targets.

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.

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