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    The Russian Defense Ministry said that the number of settlements that have joined ceasefire regime in Syria has increased to 64.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The number of settlements that have joined ceasefire regime in Syria has increased to 64, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

    "The number of settlements that have joined the reconciliation process and signed relevant agreements with the Syrian authorities has increased to 64," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27.

    The Russian Defense Ministry also reported that the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeimim airbase registered a total of five violations of the ceasefire regime in Syria in the last 24 hours.

    "The cessation of hostilities in Syria has been respected in most of the Syrian provinces. However, a total of five violations of the ceasefire regime have been registered, including four in the Latakia province and one in the Hama province," the ministry said.

    "Militants of Ahrar al-Sham armed group, which had claimed to belong to the opposition, carried out shelling with multiple launch rocket systems and mortars of Sandran, Ain al-Ashara, Ard al-Wata and Qellaz [Latakia province] as well as positions of the government troops near Maharda in the Hama province," the ministry said.

    "Three civilians were killed and four others were wounded," the bulletin said.

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