Russian Coordination Center: Russian Air Force launched 146 airstrikes on ISIS sites near Palmyra city

Lattakia, SANA-The Russian Coordination Center at Hmeimeem airport said on Thursday that 7 breaches of the cessation of hostilities by terrorists were observed in Syria during the past 24 hours.

The Center said in a statement that the 5 breaches took place in Aleppo countryside and 2 in Lattakia countryside, raising the total number of breaches by terrorist organizations to 278 since the cessation of hostilities agreement came into force on February 27th.

The center pointed out that gunmen belonging to “Ahrar al-Sham” targeted with mortar shells two towns in Lattakia countryside while rocket shells hit the sites of Kurdish Protection Units in al-Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood in Aleppo.

The Center stated that the locals of Aleppo city informed the center that ISIS is gathering its forces in the area surrounding the towns of Khan Hafir, Mran, Um Adasa and Shamir in a sign that the organization is conducting preparations for a new attack on the Syrian army’s positions in the province of Aleppo.

The statement added that the Russian Coordination Center at Hmeimeem airport and the US coordination center in Amman discussed during a phone call the issue of exchanging information about the terrorists of “Jabhat al-Nusra” in Syria.

The Russian Air Force carried out 146 airstrikes on the sites of ISIS terrorist organization in the area surrounding Tadmour (Palmyra) city between March 20-23, the center said.

The center said that more than 320 terrorists were killed and 6 command centers, 5 tanks, 6 artillery systems, 2 arms depots and 15 vehicles were destroyed during the airstrikes.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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