Terrorist groups breach cessation of hostilities agreement 5 more times in last 24 hours

Lattakia, SANA – The cessation of hostilities agreement was breached by terrorist groups five more times during the last 24 hours, with the total number of breaches raised to 699 since the agreement came into effect on the 27th of last February, the Russian Coordination Center said.

The Russian center, based in Hmeimim airbase, added in a statement on Tuesday that terrorists of the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” targeted with mortar rounds a number of military positions in 5 towns in Damascus countryside.

The cessation of hostilities agreement does not cover ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra or other groups designated as terrorist organizations by the UN Security Council.

The Russian center affirmed that groups affiliated to the internationally-designated terrorist organization of Jabhat al-Nusra shelled, with different types of rounds, Handarat town, Nairab airport and the neighborhoods of al-Sheikh Maqsoud and al-Khalediyeh in Aleppo and its countryside.

Meanwhile, terrorist groups shelled al-Fouaa town in Idleb countryside and Ard al-Wata in the countryside of Lattakia, according to the center.

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