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    The Russian military said Tuesday it had registered four ceasefire violations in the past 24 hours in Syria, all of which occurred in the Latakia Province.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian representatives in the Russian-Turkish commission on the Syrian truce have registered a total of four violations of the ceasefire regime in Syria during the past 24 hours, while Turkey informed about three cases, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    "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 4 cases of firing in the Latakia province. The Turkish side has registered 3 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Damascus (2), Homs (1)," the ministry said in a daily bulletin.

    The number of settlements which joined the ceasefire as well as the number of armed groups that have joined the cessation have not been subjected to changes and total 2,135 and 228, respectively, according to the bulletin.

    The Russian military has carried out one humanitarian operation in the city of Deir ez-Zor during the past 24 hours, delivering 21 tonnes of humanitarian aid, namely, food. In addition, the Russian side provided 37 individuals with medical assistance.

    Russia and Turkey are the guarantors of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria, which has been in the grip of a civil war for over six years. Syrian government forces are fighting against the opposition groups, who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, as well as numerous extremist and terrorist groups, such as Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, both of which are outlawed in Russia.


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