DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Syrian Army has renewed military activity against armed groups that are regularly violating the internationally-brokered ceasefire agreement in the south of Aleppo, the Command Joint Operations Headquarters of the Syrian Army in Aleppo said in a statement Wednesday.
“The Syrian Army and its allies have begun completing military tasks and are conducting gunfire against armed groups, their command points, and areas where they are gathering in the south of Aleppo province,” the statement reads.
According to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced, while over 4.8 million have fled the country amid violence.
A US-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into force on February 27 across Syria. It was supported by Damascus, as well as by dozens of opposition groups on the ground. The Islamic State (also known as Daesh) and the Nusra Front (both outlawed in Russia) were not part of the deal.