8 new breaches of cessation of hostilities observed in Damascus and Lattakia countryside


Lattakia, SANA – The number of breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria has reached 1116 since the agreement came into effect on February 27th after 8 new breaches were observed over the past 24 hours.

The Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center monitoring the agreement said in a statement that terrorists of the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” breached the agreement
six times in Damascus countryside, while the other two breaches were committed by terrorists of the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham” and the “Free Army” in Lattakia province.

10 new villages in Homs province and 4 others in Lattakia joined the cessation of hostilities over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of towns and areas
that are part of the agreement to 504, according to the center.

The center added that ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists continue their attempts to undermine the agreement as they targeted with rocket and mortar shells al-Ansari, al-Khaldiyeh, al-Lairamoun and al-Zahra neighborhoods and the Leather Factory, and the Castello commercial center in Aleppo province, in addition to targeting a number of towns in Damascus countryside and a number of neighborhoods in Daraa province.

The cessation of hostilities agreement doesn’t include ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra or other groups designated as terrorist organizations by the UN Security Council.

H. Zain/H. Said

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