Defense Ministry: during the day, the ceasefire in Syria was violated 10 times

Defense Ministry: during the day, the ceasefire in Syria was violated 10 times


MOSCOW, March 12. During the last day recorded 10 violations of the cessation of hostilities or six times in Damascus and three in Aleppo and one in Hama.

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This was announced by the Russian defense Ministry, noting that in General the cessation of hostilities is being respected.

“In General, the cessation of hostilities is being respected. However, a day recorded 10 violations of the cessation of hostilities. From areas controlled by the “free Syrian army”, 5 was subjected to artillery shelling the positions of government troops in Damascus” – noted in the Ministry of defense.

The truce in Syria

The ceasefire in Syria is in effect from 27 February. The truce does not apply to the terrorist organization “dzhebhat EN-nusra”, “Islamic state” (both organizations are banned in Russia) and other formation deemed terrorist by the UN Security Council.

According to the Russian military, the truce is generally followed, but only in recent days were 15 registered violations of the ceasefire.

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The total number of settlements, the heads of which have reached agreements on reconciliation, reached 44, according to the defense Ministry.

During the day signed the agreement “on the cessation of hostilities with commanders of armed opposition groups controlling settlements Kalat El Mudik and Bab-Attack (province of Hama)”.

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Reported negotiations with the leaders of the three armed groups operating in Aleppo city. “The number of armed groups who had accepted the cessation of hostilities – 42”, is spoken in the message of the Ministry of defense.

Representatives of the Russian center of reconciliation “for the past day conducted 11 consultations and negotiations with community representatives, clergy, business and industry in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib and Hama on reconciliation and humanitarian assistance to returning residents”.

In the Damascus province through sheikhs that have influence on the field commanders, “submitted for signing of bid sheets to the leaders of armed groups operating in the areas of Beit Sahem, Yalda, Babila.

It is emphasized that in General the cessation of hostilities is being respected.

However, a day recorded 10 violations of the cessation of hostilities (Damascus – 6, Aleppo 3, Hama – 1).

From areas controlled by the “free Syrian army”, 5 was subjected to artillery shelling the positions of government troops in Damascus.

Units of the Kurdish defense units in the area of settlements Marianas, Minnick and ain-Tacna (province of Aleppo) were subjected to artillery shelling and attacks by militants of the Syrian Free Army with directions Jibrin, a’zaz, Kfar-Chaser.

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The defense Ministry stressed that “the Russian BKC and the Syrian air force on opposition armed groups, announced the cessation of hostilities and reporting in the Russian or American centers of reconciliation for information about his location, strikes do not cause”.

Had a telephone conversation between the head of the Russian Centre for reconciliation and Director of the office of the special envoy of the UN Secretary General in Syria, during which “they discussed the issues of organizing the delivery of the UN humanitarian assistance to the population of the province of Damascus”. Also the procedure of practical actions of the parties in the preparation and escort of humanitarian convoys.

The Bulletin reported that “continued shelling Syrian territory from Turkey.”

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In the Russian Centre for reconciliation received information from residents of the province of Aleppo about the artillery strike on the positions of Kurdish self-defense groups in the area of the settlement Dakna.

Militants claiming to be the opposition group “Ahrar-al-sham” twice fired from jet systems of volley fire and mortars of a position of the Kurdish people’s self-defense detachments in the neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsood (Aleppo).

Russian Centre for reconciliation of the warring parties “deployed an additional task force to monitor the situation in Aleppo city and its suburbs,” says the Russian defense Ministry.

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