Russian Defense Ministry: Situation in de-escalation zones in Syria is stable

Moscow, SANA – The parties observing the cessation of hostilities regime described the situation in the de-escalation zones in Syria as “stable”.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that 11 limited violations have been registered in the provinces of Damascus, Hama, Homs, Lattakia, Idleb and Daraa.

According to the statement, most cases, which included random firing by traditional weapons, were registered in the areas controlled by ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups.

“Situation in the de-escalation zones is assessed as stable,” the statement said.

The statement also noted that negotiations on joining the cessation of hostilities regime were being held with various field commanders from the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama, and Quneitra.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the number of towns and cities that signed the cessation of hostilities agreement remained 1,495, while the number of armed groups that claim to observe the regime remains 218.

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