LATAKIA /WASHINGTON, February 27. /TASS/. The center for reconciliation, created at the Russian aviation base in Hamim Syrian Latakia, recorded the shelling militants residential areas of Damascus. This was reported to journalists by the head of the Centre, Lieutenant-General Sergey Kuralenko.
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“Today, the Russian officers from the group negotiating the Centre to reconcile the warring parties in Syria recorded attacks by terrorists on residential areas of Damascus,” he said.
The General said, talking about areas of Karaj Abasin, Assiya, Jobar, Mamunia and Maysaloun.
“Attacks were made in the period from 06:25 to 11:30 am on February 27 residential neighbourhoods. Fixed gaps 21 of the projectile,” said Kurylenko. He added that “the fact the attacks were briefed colleagues from the same center, established by the U.S. in Amman”.
The U.S. air force bombed positions of the IG
The U.S. air force and other participants of the international coalition bombed positions of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), which is not covered by the truce established in Syria. This was reported by the headquarters of the United group of U.S. troops involved in counter-terrorism operations in Iraq and Syria.
“Planes and drones struck in Syria, eight strikes” on positions and Islamist positions, said the representatives of the staff. According to them, the bombings were subjected to “separate tactical connections”, buildings and transportation vehicles of ISIS in the North in the cities of tall abyad, hasakah, al-hole and near the city of raqqa, which the Islamists consider to be their “capital”.
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According to reports from the region, earlier the militants attacked the city of tall abyad, located 100 km from Raqqa on the border with Turkey. His control of the formation of the “Forces of democratic Syria”, the backbone of whom are Kurdish militias. Around tel Abyad fierce fighting. The terrorists also attempted attacks against government troops in other areas.
At the same time, the Russian space forces have suspended operations in the Syrian territory. “With the entry into force of the resolution of the UN security Council in support of the Russian-American agreement on the ceasefire, as well as to eliminate possible errors in attacks today, February 27, the flights of Russian aviation in Syria, including distant aircraft, not made,” – said in Moscow the head of the main operations Directorate of the Russian General staff Lieutenant – General Sergey rudskoy.
The truce between government forces and armed opposition groups in Syria was set to today at midnight in time of Damascus (01:00 GMT). It does not apply to groups deemed terrorist by the UN, such as the “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. An hour before the truce the UN Security Council adopted a resolution in support of it. The special representative of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura said that the ceasefire in the country received 97 armed groups.
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