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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham* terrorist group shelled a settlement in Syria's Aleppo province, the deputy head of the Russian Defence Ministry's Centre for Syrian Reconciliation, Rear Admiral Alexander Grinkevich, said on Wednesday.

    "We have registered one shelling of the Tell Karratin settlement in Aleppo province from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra* terrorists", Grinkevich said at the briefing.

    The military official added that the Russian military police units had also conducted patrols in Aleppo's Manbij area.

    According to Grinkevich, no shelling from the side of the Turkish-controlled armed groups has been registered in the past 24 hours.

    On 5 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed on a ceasefire in Idlib, which started at midnight. The sides also agreed to create a security corridor six kilometres (3.7 miles) north and south of the M4 highway in Syria, which connects the provinces of Latakia and Aleppo.

    *Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) is a terrorist organization banned in Russia and many other countries.

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