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    The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeimim airbase registered a total of eight violations of the truce in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Two violations of the truce have been registered in Damascus, where militants of the Syrian Islamist group Jaish al-Islam carried out mortar shelling for two times, the ministry added.

    In total, the number of settlements participating in the ceasefire regime has reached 63, according to the bulletin.

    "The ceasefire regime has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 8 ceasefire violations have been registered," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    Syrian Army Repels Al-Nusra Front Attacks in Aleppo

    Syrian army repelled two attacks on its units by the al-Nusra Front militant group in Aleppo, while the militants continue their warfare in three Syrian provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

    “Jabhat al-Nusra [Nusra Front] militants do not stop warfare against the government troops in the Aleppo, Idlib, and Hama. Armed formations of Jabhat al-Nusra carried out two attacks against units of the government troops near Handrat (Aleppo). Units of the Syrian Armed Forces have repelled the attacks,” the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

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