Russia Registers 6 Ceasefire Violations In Syria Over Past 24 Hours - Defense Ministry

Russia Registers 6 Ceasefire Violations in Syria Over Past 24 Hours - Defense Ministry

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire has registered six ceasefire violations in the country over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has recorded 19 truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria said on Saturday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th March, 2019) The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire has registered six ceasefire violations in the country over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has recorded 19 truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria said on Saturday.

"Over the last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 6 cases of firing in the provinces of: Aleppo (4), Idlib (1) and Latakia (1). The Turkish side has registered 19 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Aleppo (3), Idlib (2), Latakia (6) and Hama (8)," the center said in its daily bulletin.

The ministry also noted that no new ceasefire agreements were signed over the given period. The number of areas that have signed reconciliation agreements did not change, standing at 2,518. The number of armed formations claiming that they observe the ceasefire similarly remained 234.

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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