15:37 GMT08 August 2020
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    The number of settlements that have joined the cessation of hostilities in war-torn Syria has increased to 668, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the report, the ceasefire regime was joined by settlements in Latakia and Hama provinces.

    "Within the last 24 hours, truce agreements have been reached with representatives of three settlements in Latakia (2) and Hama (1) provinces, bringing the total number of settlements that have joined the ceasefire to 668," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    According to the document, negotiations on joining ceasefire regime are ongoing with field commanders of armed opposition units operating in Damascus, Homs, Quneitra and Aleppo provinces.

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