Russian Coordination Center: 401 breaches of cessation of hostilities since February 27

Lattakia, SANA – The number of breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement by armed groups has amounted to 401 after 7 new breaches were observed during the past 24 hours by the Russian Center for Coordinating and Observing the Cessation of Hostilities in Syria.

The Center, which is based at the Hmeimim airbase, said in a statement published on the website of the Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday that the center observed 7 breaches in Lattakia countryside where the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham” terrorist organization attacked with mortars Syrian army’s posts in a number of areas.

The Center noted that the number of towns which joined the agreement has reached 64, while the number of illegal armed groups which announced their approval of the conditions of the cessation of hostilities is 50.

The cessation of hostilities agreement, which came into effect on 27 February, does not include Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and other organizations listed by the UN as terrorist organizations.

The Center affirmed that the Russian air force did not target any positions for armed organizations which announced their commitment to the agreement.

Some 4 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered in Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs province, the center pointed out in its statement.

It also noted that terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra attacked a number of military positions in the countryside of Lattakia, while others fired mortar rounds at Basateen Abu-Jarash area in Damascus countryside.

Barry/H. Said

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