Updated-20 civilians killed, 40 injured in terrorist attacks in Aleppo city

Lattakia, SANA – Some 20 civilians were killed and 40 others were injured in mortar attacks on residential neighborhoods in Aleppo city in the last 24 hours, the Russian Center coordinating the cessation of hostilities agreement in the country said.

Terrorist groups have breached the cessation of hostilities agreement 643 times since it came into effect on 27 February 2016.

The center, based in Hmeimim, explained in a statement on Wednesday that terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham” shelled the two residential neighborhoods of al-Midan and al-Mouhafaza in Aleppo city with mortar rounds, leaving 20 people dead and 40 others injured.

A commercial center and housing and administrative buildings sustained damage in the attacks.

The cessation of hostilities agreement does not include Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and other groups listed by the UN as terrorist organizations.

Different field reports affirm that the Turkish regime under Recep Tayyip Erdogan keeps providing terrorists in northern Aleppo with weapons and military support.

The Russian Coordination Center stated on Tuesday that it monitored a convoy of trucks loaded with weapons and munitions that crossed the Turkish borders and entered areas in Aleppo northeastern countryside where terrorists from ISIS are active.

Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists target al-Baath city in Quneitra with shells, no casualties reported

In the same context, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists targeted al-Baath city in the southern Quneitra province with several shells, causing material damage but no casualties were reported.

A source at Quneitra Police Command told SANA that terrorists fortified in the villages of al-Adnaniyeh and al-Samdaniyeh targeted al-Baath city with a number of artillery and mortar shells, one of which hit the commercial secondary school in the city.

Class rooms and some citizens’ properties sustained damage due to the terrorist attack.

Terrorist attack in Daraa city leaves 3 civilians injured

Three civilians were injured in a terrorist attack with rockets on al-Kashef neighborhood in Daraa, a police source said in a statement to SANA.

The source said that terrorists fired four rocket shells from their fortified positions in Daraa al-Balad, landing in al-Kashef neighborhood where three civilians were injured, also causing extensive material damage in the site.

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