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Russian reconciliation center reports ceasefire violations by Jaysh al-Islam in Syria

July 05, 9:32 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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
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MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. The ceasefire regime has been generally observed over the day in most of Syria’s provinces, with four violations reported in the province of Damascus, 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 Monday.

"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 Douma, Harasta, Arbil, 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 US reconciliation centers about their locations, as follows from the bulletin.

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 shelled the settlements of Khuteita al-Jarash, Harasta al-Qantara, Bakhariya, al-Qabun and Mayda in the province of Damascus, and the settlement of Fua in the province of Idlib," the Russian center said.

In the province of Aleppo, terrorists used multiple missile launcher systems and mortars to shell the settlements of Handrat and Al-Hader and Aleppo’s districts of Sheikh Maksoud, Halab al-Jalil and the al-Nayrab airport, the bulletin says.

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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