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    People’s Protection Units (YPG) officials sent the ceasefire coordination centers a notice that Turkey violated ceasefire in Syria by shelling of YPG positions.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Kurdish self-defense forces notified Russian and US reconciliation centers of Turkey violating the cessation of hostilities in Syria, People’s Protection Units (YPG) officials in Moscow said Tuesday.

    "The YPG command sent the ceasefire coordination centers a notice of a ceasefire violation. It states that ‘Turkish army soldiers fired at YPG positions on the outskirts of a village north of the Hasakah province near the town of Amuda at 20:45 [18:45 GMT] on March 14'," YPG officials told RIA Novosti.

    The representatives speculated that the reason behind Turkish violations may have been to ensure security amid construction of a wall along the Turkish-Syrian border for protection against Syrian Kurds.

    Russia and the United States maintain regional coordination centers open to groups joining the February 27 truce between Syrian government and rebel forces.

    Despite intermittent violations, the cessation of hostilities has been described as largely holding.

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    ceasefire, Syrian crisis, Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), Turkey, Syria
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