MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. The regime of silence in Syria has been extended for 72 hours, till 23:59 on July 11, 2016, 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.
Groups constituting the international terrorist organizations Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State continue attempts to break down the regime of cessation of hostilities, as follows from the bulletin. During the day, terrorists conducted fire from multiple missile launcher systems and mortars at the settlements of al-Hader, Handrat and Ansar in the province of Aleppo, and Aleppo’s districts of Sheikh Maksoud, al-Khalidiyah, al-Zahra, Hirbat Hirs.
Terrorists also shelled a grain elevator northeast of Palmyra in the province of Homs, as follows from the bulletin.
A reconciliation agreement was signed during the day with representatives of one more settlement in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, according to the Russian center. "The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process has reached 178," the center said.
"Talks on joining the regime of cessation of hostilities were continued with field commanders of armed opposition groups in the provinces of Daraa, al-Quneitra and al-Sweida," the bulletin says.
The number illegal armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 61, as follows from the bulletin.
The ceasefire regime has been generally observed in most of Syria’s provinces, with two violations reported in the province of Damascus.
Units of the Jaysh al-Islam group which affiliates itself with the opposition conducted fire from multiple missile launcher systems and mortars at the settlements of Douma and Jarash al-Basha, the bulletin says.
"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 center said.
More humanitarian convoys are being formed for Syrian citizens. Humanitarian cargoes, mostly flour, rice, canned meat and fish, were delivered to low-income families in the settlement of Al Ash-Reib in the province of Aleppo.
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.