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    Over the past 24 hours the cessation of hostilities in Syria was violated 15 times, according to the Russian reconciliation center.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The ceasefire between government and rebel forces in Syria has been violated 15 times over the past 24 hours, with four injuries sustained in rebel shelling, the Russian reconciliation center said in a daily newsletter published by the Ministry of Defense on Sunday.

    "Over the past 24 hours the cessation of hostilities was violated 15 times (11 in Damascus, one each in Hama, Daraa, Idlib). Four people were injured under the shelling by illegal armed groups in residential neighborhoods and divisions of government forces in Damascus," the center noted.

    "The negotiations with the leaders of six armed groups in Damascus, Daraa, Homs provinces are in progress. Thirty applications to join a ceasefire are already signed with the leaders of the armed groups," according to the newsletter.

    It was added in the newsletter that the preliminary agreements to join ceasefire had been reached with the elders of the six settlements in the province of Damascus.

    The reconciliation center underscored that neither the Russian Aerospace Forces nor the Syrian Air Force conducted strikes on opposition armed groups expressing readiness to join the ceasefire in effect since February 27.

    The Russia-US brokered ceasefire was backed by the Syrian government and dozens of opposition groups on the ground. The Daesh and the Nusra Front (outlawed in Russia) are not part of the truce.

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