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    At least 12 ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours were confirmed by the Russian party to the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian representatives in the Russian-Turkish commission on the Syrian truce have registered 12 instances of ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours, while Turkey informed about 11 cases, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday in a daily bulletin.

    "Situation in the de-escalation zones is assessed as stable. Within last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 12 cases of firing in the provinces of Latakia (9), Aleppo (2), and Hama (1). The Turkish party has registered 11 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Damascus (8) and Daraa (3)," the ministry said in a daily bulletin.

    The highest number of cases of indiscriminate small arms fire areas controlled by terrorist groups such as Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) and the Jabhat Fatah al Sham, the bulletin added.

    Within the past 24 hours, no ceasefire agreements have been signed. The Russian Defense Ministry also said that negotiations with armed opposition commanders on joining the ceasefire were being continued in the Aleppo, Idlib, Damascus, Hama, Homs and Quneitra provinces.

    Syria has been in the state of civil war for six years, with government forces fighting against both Syrian opposition groups and terrorist organizations. Moscow has been assisting Damascus both through supporting the struggle against the terrorist groups and providing humanitarian aid to the residents of the crisis-torn country.


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