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    Two settlements in the Syrian provinces of Damascus and Aleppo have joined the ceasefire agreement, the Russian miltary siad.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ceasefire agreements have been reached with representatives of two settlements in Syria’s Aleppo and Damascus provinces, the Russian reconciliation center said Thursday.

    "In the past 24 hours, ceasefire agreements have been reached with representatives of two settlements in the provinces of Damascus and Aleppo. The number of settlements which have joined the reconciliation process increased to 131," the center said in a bulletin as quoted by the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The reconciliation center also noted that the flow of trucks from the Turkish-Syrian border heading towards the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib, where militants are arriving, has increased in the past 72 hours.

    "In the past 72 hours, the flow of trucks from the Turkish-Syrian border to the A’zaz settlement in the Aleppo province, as well as to… the Dar-Taaza settlement in Idlib province, where, according to locals’ statements, militants have been arriving in the last few days."

    According to the center, the locals have been reporting "intense movement" of militants in regions north of the city of Aleppo.

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