19:52 GMT +3 hours27 August 2016
Everyday life of the Russian air group at the Hmeymim airfield in Syria

Cessation of Hostilities in Syria 'Largely Observed'- MoD

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Russian ceasefire monitoring center head Lt. gen. Kuralenko says that cessation of hostilities in Syria is largely observed.

At the same time the ministry's representative has noted that nine Syrian ceasefire regime violations werw recorded in 24 hours.  

"Nine violations of the cessation of hostilities were detected over the past day," Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko told reporters.

The breaches included attacks on Kabana in Latakia and Tal Abyad in northern Syria.

"In general, the cessation of hostilities in Syria is being obeyed," Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko told reporters.

A ceasefire between Syrian government and rebel forces that entered its second day is largely holding, the head of Russia’s ceasefire monitoring center at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia said Sunday.

The ceasefire went into force at 22:00 GMT early Friday, or midnight Damascus time. It does not apply to designated terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State and Nusra Front.

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