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Russian observers report about ten ceasefire violations in Syria

March 01, 2017, 19:42 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Turkish officers have reported about 14 ceasefire violations

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MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Russian observers have registered ten violations of the ceasefire in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides in Syria said on Wednesday in a daily news bulletin.

"Russian officers of the Russian-Turkish joint commission, set up to look into breaches of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, registered ten violations in the regions of Damascus (4), Latakia (4) and Hama (2)," the bulletin said.

In the meantime, Turkish officers reported about 14 ceasefire violations: four cases in the Damascus region, three more cases in each of the Hama and Idlib regions, one case in each of Aleppo and Homs regions.

"During an investigation into these facts Russian representation has found out that none of the 14 violations can be confirmed," the bulletin says.

Besides, over the past 24 hours, three agreements to join the cessation of hostilities have been signed with settlements of Abu-Rrebeys and Dames in the Hama region and the settlement of Tell-al-Kurdi in the Damascus region.

"The number of populated localities that joined the reconciliation process in Syria has increased to 1,281," the bulletin said.

Over the past 24 hours, the government forces regained control over 64.1 square kilometers. Overall, 2,352.2 square kilometers have been liberated since January 1, 2017.

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