GENEVA (Sputnik) — A rocket attack on Al-Akramia district of Aleppo on Tuesday took lives of at least four local residents and wounded nine others from. No group has taken the responsibility for the attack yet.
"The recent shelling of the western districts of Aleppo with unguided rockets is a provocation of the Nusra Front aimed at disrupting the ceasefire and efforts of the Russian Federation to establish a de-escalation zone in these areas," the source said, adding that Russia decisively condemns actions which lead to civilian casualties.
The zones are aimed at soothing the consequences of the brutal civil war in Syria, during which the government forces have been fighting against both Syrian opposition groups who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, and numerous extremist and terrorist groups such as Daesh.
The memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones was signed in May by Iran, Russia and Turkey, the three guarantor states of the Syrian ceasefire regime. The zones are deemed to be established for six months with the option of extending them automatically for another six months.