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36 ceasefire violations by militants reported in Syria in past day

December 09, 2016, 3:22 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The attacks include 17 - in the province of Aleppo, 15 - in the province of Damascus, two - in the province of Hama, and two - in the province of Latakia

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MOSCOW, December 8. /TASS/. A total of 36 ceasefire violations by illegal armed groups were reported during the day in Syria, including 17 - in the province of Aleppo, 15 - in the province of Damascus, two - in the province of Hama, and two - in the province of Latakia, 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 Thursday.

"In the province of Damascus, armed groups of the Jaysh al-Islam organization which affiliates itself with the opposition shelled from mortars and firearms the settlement of Jobar (twice), Kabun, al-Qasa, Hawsh Harabu and Bala Al-Jadida," the center said. "In the province of Aleppo, Ahrar al-Sham armed groups conducted fire from multiple missile launcher systems and mortars at Aleppo’s district of Bayada and the settlements of Ikko and Bsharfa in the province of Latakia."

In the province of Hama, terrorists shelled the settlement of Suran and a heat plant in the settlement of Maharda.

"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 Russian center reported.

Reconciliation of warring parties

"During the day, reconciliation agreements were signed during the day with representatives of four more settlements in the Syrian provinces of Latakia and Damascus. The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process has reached 1,037," the center said.

Talks on joining the regime of cessation of hostilities were continued with field commanders of illegal armed groups in the settlement of Muaddamiyet al-Shih in the province of Damascus and commanders of armed opposition groups in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo and al-Quneitra.

The number illegal armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 94, as follows from the bulletin.

Humanitarian assistance

"Three humanitarian operations were conducted during the day. About one tonne of humanitarian cargoes was distributed among civilians at the national district hospital in the city of Hama; one tonne of humanitarian cargoes was delivered to Aleppo’s district of Ramusi; and about four tonnes of humanitarian cargoes were delivered to the Jibrin temporary accommodation center in the province of Aleppo," the Russian center reported.

Hot meals and living essentials distribution outlets are open for civilians leaving Aleppo’s neighborhoods controlled by illegal armed groups, as follows from the bulletin.

Russian reconciliation center

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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