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Six ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day

September 06, 4:29 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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
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MOSCOW, September 5. /TASS/. The ceasefire regime has been generally observed over the day in most of Syria’s provinces, with six fire violations reported, including five in Damascus province and one in Latakia province, 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 fire from mortars and multiple missile-launcher systems at the settlements of Haush-Douara, Douma, al-Nashabiyah, Harasta and Jobar in Damascus province," the center said.

Militants of the Ahrar al-Sham group shelled the settlement of Rasha in Latakia province, it said.

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.

According to the reconciliation center, units of the outlawed in Russia terrorist organizations Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State continue shelling Syrian cities to obstruct the establishment of the cessation of hostilities regime.

It said terrorists also pounded in Aleppo three neighborhoods, an artillery school and the Castello shopping center. Besides, terrorists conducted mortar fire on some settlements and a hospital in Damascus province, and a settlement as well as military positions in the area of Osman settlement in Daraa province. In Hama province, the Maharda settlement and an airport came under fire from mortars and multiple missile-launcher systems.

The ceasefire regime

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.

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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