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Ceasefire regime generally observed in Syria — Russian reconciliation center

July 03, 23:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The ceasefire regime has been generally observed over the day in most of Syria’s province, with four violations reported during the day in the province of Damascus
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MOSCOW, July 3. /TASS/. The ceasefire regime has been generally observed over the day in most of Syria’s province however terrorists continue provocations to break it down, 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 Sunday.

Reconciliation of conflicting parties

"No reconciliation agreements were signed during the day with representatives of Syrian settlements," the renter said. "The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process remains unchanged - 172."

Talks on joining the regime of cessation of hostilities were continued with field commanders of armed opposition groups in the provinces of Aleppo, Daraa, and al-Quneitra, as follows from the bulletin. The number illegal armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 61.

Ceasefire observance

The ceasefire regime has been generally observed over the day in most of Syria’s province, with four violations reported during the day in the province of Damascus, the center said.

"Units of the Jaysh al-Islam group which affiliates itself with the opposition conducted mortar fire at positions of Syrian government troops in the settlements of Harasta, Arbil, Douma and Haush al-Fara," the bulletin say. "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."

According to the Russian reconciliation center, groups constituting the international terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra continue attempts to break down the regime of cessation of hostilities.

"During the day, terrorists used multiple missile launcher systems and mortars to shell the settlements of Handrat and Al-Hader in the province of Aleppo and Aleppo’s districts of al-Zahra, Sheikh Maksoud and Al-Khalidiya," the bulletin says. "Apart from that, terrorists conducted fire at the settlements of Bleliye, Zamalka, Khuteita al-Jarash, Bakhariya and a railway bridge near the village of Meyda in the province of Damascus and the settlement of Rashah in the province of Latakia.

Humanitarian deliveries

Humanitarian cargoes - flour, rice, canned meat and fish - were delivered to low-income families in the settlements of Tel Snan in the province of Homs and Ain-Assan in the province of Aleppo, the center said.

Russian reconciliation center

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.

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