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    Russia Proposes to Include Two More Terrorist Groups in UN Sanctions List

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    Russia has requested to add two terrorist groups operating in Syria to the Daesh and al-Qaeda Sanctions List approved by the UN Security Council, Russia's Envoy to UN Vitaly Churkin said Tuesday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — In Damascus, the Jaysh al-Islam group, linked to al-Nusra Front and not subject to the ceasefire, shelled residential areas. Another group not subject to the ceasefire, Ahrar al-Sham, is also active in the area.

    "On April 26, the Russian mission submitted a request to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee to include Ahrar ash-Sham and Jaish al-Islam organizations in the Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions List," Churkin told reporters.

    The Daesh terrorist group not subject to the ceasefire also continued assaults in the Hama province and the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.

    In the city of Deir ez-Zor, mortar shelling of two neighborhoods by Daesh killed three children, with another 12 persons injured.

    In the Hama province, Daesh suicide bombings killed a total of six people, including two soldiers killed by a car bomb at a military checkpoint. Another suicide bombing carried out on a motorbike killed four people, and a suicide attack on a highway injured one person.

    In northern Syria, Daesh attacked a town held by the majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces. The attack, near the Turkish border, was repelled by the Kurdish self-defense forces (YPG) with the aid of US-led coalition attacks on Daesh positions.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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