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    Russia Registers Four Ceasefire Violations in Syria in Past 24 Hours

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    Total of four violations of the ceasefire regime were registered, including two in the Latakia province, and one each in the Homs and Hama provinces, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeymim airbase registered a total of four violations of the ceasefire regime in three Syrian provinces in the last 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

    "The cessation of hostilities in Syria has been respected in general. However, a total of four violations of the ceasefire regime have been registered, including two in the Latakia province, and one each in the Homs and Hama provinces," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since March 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

    The ceasefire in Syria worked out by Russia and the United States took effect on February 27. The cessation of hostilities does not apply to groups designated by the United Nations to be terrorist organizations, such as Islamic State and the Nusra Front, outlawed in a number of countries worldwide including Russia.

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