Russia Records 2 Ceasefire Violations In Syria Over Past 24 Hours - Defense Ministry

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Russia Records 2 Ceasefire Violations in Syria Over Past 24 Hours - Defense Ministry

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th February, 2019) The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire has recorded two truce breaches over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has registered 14 violations, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said on Sunday.

"Over the last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 2 cases of firing in the provinces of Aleppo (1) and Latakia (1). The Turkish side has registered 14 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Hama (7), Latakia (6), and Idlib (1)," the center said in its daily bulletin.

The center has conducted two humanitarian operations over the given period, delivering over 4 tonnes of food to settlements located in the provinces of Daraa and Deir ez-Zor. Apart from that, the Russian Chechen Republic's Kadyrov Regional Public Foundation carried out one humanitarian operation, delivering 1 tonne of bread to Syria.

The number of areas that signed reconciliation agreements has remained the same and currently amounts to 2,518. The number of armed formations claiming that they observe the ceasefire stands at 234, the bulletin added.

"Over the past day, in total 888 people returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territory of foreign states: 338 people (102 women and 173 children) left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh CPs [checkpoints], and 550 people (165 women and 281 children) from Jordan via the Nasib CP," the center said in a separate bulletin.

In addition, 30 internally displaced Syrians returned to their homes as well.

According to the center, the Syrian engineering units have cleared 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) of the Syrian territory from mines, destroying 16 explosive devices.

Russia and Turkey, alongside Iran, are guarantors of the ceasefire in Syria. Moscow has also been assisting Damascus both through supporting the struggle against terrorist groups operating in the country and providing humanitarian aid to civilians.

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