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38 Ceasefire Violations by Terror Groups in Syria, Most in Aleppo & Damascus: Russian DM

The Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria has reported 38 instances of shelling by armed groups, including 18 incidents in the regions of Aleppo and Damascus, one in the Hama region and one in the Latakia region.

Also, 12 local civilians and six militants have left the city of Aleppo in the past 24 hours, the Russian reconciliation center said in its daily news bulletin posted on the Russian Defense Ministry's official website on Wednesday.

"Fighters of the illegal armed organization Free Syrian Army shelled the Aziziyah district in the city of Aleppo. In the Damascus province, Jaysh al-Islam armed units, reporting themselves to the opposition, shelled the settlements of Bloudan, Jobar (twice), Kafr-Batna, al-Qasa and Kenaker, a motorway near the settlement of Douma, in the Latakia province � the positions of government forces near Abu Ali mountain," the bulletin 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 location to the Russian or US reconciliation centers.

"In the past 24 hours, a reconciliation agreement has been signed with representatives of one settlement in the Damascus province. The number of populated localities that joined the reconciliation process has increased to 972," the bulletin says.

Talks on joining the cessation of hostilities are ongoing with the field commanders of illegal armed units in the Damascus region and with groups of armed opposition in the regions of Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Quneitra, Almasdar reported.

Source: Al Alam

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