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43 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in 24 hours ― Russian Defense Ministry

December 08, 2016, 1:16 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russia’s Aerospace Force and Syria’s Air Force have not been delivering strikes on opposition armed units that had announced the cessation of hostilities
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MOSCOW, December 8. /TASS/. Illegal armed groups in Syria have violated the cessation of hostilities in Syria 43 times, mainly in the regions of Aleppo (21) and Damascus (20), the Russian reconciliation center said in its daily news bulletin posted on the Russian Defense Ministry’sofficial  website on Wednesday.

"In the Damascus province, Jaysh al-Islam armed units affiliating themselves with the opposition opened fire with mortars and small arms on the settlements of Jobar, Madaya, Kabun, Hawsh Harabu and al-Qasa. In the Latakia province, the Ahrar al-Sham units opened mortar fire on the village of Ikko," the bulletin said. "Armed groups of the Free Syrian Army shelled the district of Fayb in the city of Aleppo."

Outlawed in Russia, the terrorist groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (known by its former name of Jabhat al-Nusra) and Islamic State shelled the areas of Aqyul, Ali Shaar, Amri, Arian, Ashrafiya, Binyamin, Dahya al-Assad, Jamaya Harb al-Zahraa, Karim al-Kataraji, Karim Muhas, Tarba Lull, Tareeq al-Bab, Halvaniya and Sheikh Saeed, the watermelon market and the energy substation in the Sheikh Saeed district in the city of Aleppo.

"In the Damascus province, terrorists shelled the settlements of Arbil, Bala al-Kadima, Hawsh Nasri and Hawsh Harabu, the al-Wafideen camp and Ibn Walid hospital in the settlement of Douma, the sports ground in the settlement of Jobar and a crossroads near the settlement of Qaboun. In the Hama province terrorists shelled the settlement of Souran," it said.

Russia’s Aerospace Force and Syria’s Air Force have not been delivering strikes on opposition armed units that had announced the cessation of hostilities and reported their locations to the Russian or US reconciliation centers.

The Russian Defense Ministry declared the establishment of the reconciliation center on February 23. It is headquartered at the Hmeymim 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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