Earlier it was reported that Syrian rebel group Ahrar ash-Sham stated that it has doubts over the Russia-Turkey-backed agreement on the truce in Syria, thus, explaining why it did not sign the deal.
"Being influenced by forces and countries which are hostile to the peaceful settlement in Syria, Ahrar ash-Sham opposed the ceasefire regime. The dirty game around Syria is not over," the Russian senator wrote on Twitter.
Под влиянием сил и стран, враждебных мирному процессу в Сирии, Ахрар аш-Шам выступила пр. перемирия. Грязная игра вокруг Сирии не закончена.— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) 31 декабря 2016 г.
Earlier it was reported that al-Nusra Front terrorists and Ahrar ash-Sham militants shelled Syrian government forces in Aleppo.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups had reached an agreement on a ceasefire on Syrian territory and on readiness to start peace talks.
In April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Syrian opposition groups Ahrar ash-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam shared the same ideology as Daesh terrorists.
Ahrar ash-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam groups, which are included in the Syrian opposition's Riyadh-backed High Negotiations Committee (HNC), have been repeatedly accused of continuation of hostilities in war-torn Syria in violation of the ceasefire mediated by Russia and the United States since February.