Hmeimim Center: Eight more towns join cessation of hostilities agreement

Lattakia, SANA – The Hmeimim-based Russian Reconciliation Center monitoring the cessation of hostilities agreement said that the Syrian and Russian air forces did not carry out any sorties against positions of armed groups that announced joining the cessation of hostilities agreement.

In a statement published on Monday, the Center said that eight more towns have signed reconciliation agreements during the past 24 hours; five in Lattakia, two in Homs, and one in Quneitra, raising the total number of the towns that have joined the agreement to 702 since it came into effect in February.

The Center added that contact is being made with leaders of armed groups in Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, and Quneitra with the aim of having them join the agreement, clarifying that 69 groups declared their adherence to reconciliation.

The Center also stated that 66 breaches were observed during the past 24 hours: 39 in Aleppo, 18 in Damascus, 6 in Lattakia, and 3 in Hama, with the breaches involving the use of mortar shells, tanks, and firearms.

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