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Ceasefire regime in Syria violated 42 times over last 24 hours — Russian center

October 29, 2016, 3:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Reconciliation agreements were signed with representatives of two settlements in the province of Latakia over the last 24 hours

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MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. The ceasefire agreement in Syria was violated 17 times in the Damascus province over the last 24 hours, 15 times on Aleppo, four times in both Latakia and Hama, and once in each Daraa and Quneitra, the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its daily bulletin published on the Russian Defense Ministry’s official website.

"Armed groups that declared adherence to ceasefire regime, opened fire from multiple rocket launcher systems, mortars and small arms at the settlements of Kafer-Batna, Balal-Kadima, Harasta, Blelye, Jaubar, Duma in the Damascus province; positions of government forces near the height 612 and a farm in the settlement of Qusair; settlements of Tyrbal, Jurin, Rasha and positions of government forces on the Abu-Ali mountain in the province of Latakia," the bulletin said.

According to the Russian center, in the province of Aleppo, armed terrorist groups opened fire from tanks, self-made multiple rocket launcher systems, artillery, mortars and small arms at the settlements of Hananu-Shimalya, Bakirtaya (twice), Shurfa, 1070 quarters (twice), Dahya al-Asad, Ramusi (twice), Arian (twice), al-Masharqa, al-Asad military academy (twice), and cement plant warehouses in the city of Aleppo.

"In the Damascus province, among settlements that came under fire were Jaubar (four times), Abd-Beynuri, Haush-Nasri (twice), Arbil, medical school in the settlement of Harasta. In the province of Hama, terrorists shelled residential houses and a thermal power plant in the settlement of Maharda. In the province of Daraa, positions of government forces came under fire in the settlements of Osman and Jaba," the Russian center said.

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces and Syrian Air Force did not deliver airstrikes at opposition armed groups that announced joining the regime of cessation of hostilities and informed Russian or US reconciliation centers about their locations.

Joining ceasefire regime

Reconciliation agreements were signed with representatives of two settlements in the province of Latakia over the last 24 hours, the Russian center continued.

"The number of settlements that joined the reconciliation process has increased to 857. Negotiations on joining the regime of cessation of hostilities continued with field commanders of illegal armed groups in the settlement of Muaddamyet al-Shih in the Damascus province and with units of the armed opposition in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Quneitra," the bulletin said.

The number of armed groups that declared adherence to joining and observing the ceasefire regime remains unchanged — 69.

Humanitarian assistance

The bulletin noted that Syrian population continues to receive humanitarian assistance. In particular, six humanitarian events were held in Syria over the last 24 hours.

"In the settlement of Bshavi in the Hama province, civilians received 1.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid; in the settlement of Seida-Zeynab in the Damscus province — three tonnes; in the settlement of Latakia at the Amal Khali school — 2.5 tonnes; in the settlement of Aleppo, in hospitals at Razi university and military police — 400 kilograms of humanitarian aid," the Russian center said.

Hot meal and necessities outlets continue to work for civilians leaving districts of Aleppo controlled by illegal armed groups.

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