Ceasefire in Syria violated three more times by terrorists

LATTAKIA, Jul. 19 (MNA) – The cessation of hostilities agreement has been violated three times by terrorist groups, raising the total number of violations to 788 since the agreement came into effect on 27 February, the Russian coordination center announced.

The Russian center, based in Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia, added in a statement that the so-called Jaish al-Islam has violated the agreement three times during the past 24 hours by targeting a number of military posts in the Eastern al-Ghota in the countryside of Damascus with mortar shells.

The number of towns that have joined the agreement of the cessation of hostilities has raised to 191.

The statement said that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists targeted with various kinds of shells two villages and al-Nairab Airport and al-Sheikh Maqsoud, al-Ansari and the Halab al-Jadida neighborhoods in Aleppo in addition to targeting four towns in Damascus countryside.

The cessation of hostilities agreement does not cover ISIL, Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups designated as terrorist organizations by the UN Security Council.


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