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Russian reconciliation center reports 45 ceasefire violations in Syria in past day

November 08, 2016, 23:57 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. A total of 45 ceasefire violations by illegal armed groups were reported during the day in Syria, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s official website on Tuesday.

"A total of 45 episodes of shelling by illegal armed groups were reported," the center said, adding that 20 ceasefire violations were reported in the province of Damascus, 19 - in the province of Aleppo, four - in the province of Latakia, one - in the province of Hama, and one - in the province of Daraa.

According to the bulletin, in some cases, shelling from home-made multiple missile launcher systems, mortars and firearms was conducted by "armed groups which have declared their joining the regime of cessation of hostilities."

"Thus, an unmanned aerial vehicle with an explosive device was used to deliver a strike on the settlement of Rashah in the province of Latakia," the center 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, as follows from the bulletin.

The Russian Defense Ministry declared the establishment of the reconciliation center on February 23. It is headquartered at the Hmeimim air base, Latakia province. The center was set up in line with agreements reached by Russia and the United States to facilitate the negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition and to organize humanitarian deliveries.

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