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Terrorist Groups Continue to Violate Ceasefire in Eastern Damascus

2 January 2017 22:27

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Jeish al-Islam militants once again stormed the Syrian army positions in Eastern Ghouta, breaching the newly-brokered nationwide truce.

Syrian Army troops fended off Jeish al-Islam’s offensive on their positions in the towns of al-Reihan and Hawsh Nasri.

In the meantime, the terrorist groups attacked the army’s defense lines in Harazma for the second day in a row, but failed and their attack was repelled by the army men.

On Saturday, the militant groups targeted residential areas in different provinces, violating the newly-brokered truce agreement on its first day of implementation.

Militants deployed near the venue of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) along the Damascus-Homs highway targeted positions of the Syrian army in the region and forcing the army units to respond on the first day of the implantation of ceasefire agreement initiated by Russia and Turkey.

In the meantime, terrorists affiliated to Jeish al-Islam targeted residential areas in a refugee camp with mortar shells near the UNHCR venue along the Damascus-Homs highway.

Also, the terrorist groups attacked Tal (hill) Biju near the village of Mharadeh in Northern Hama, engaging in clashes with the army.

Jund al-Aqsa and Jeish al-Ezzah militants accused each other of violating ceasefire, but field sources said as Jund al-Aqsa has no militant in the region, the breach of the ceasefire must have been done by Jeish al-Ezzah, adding that the breach entitles the Syrian army to target any militant group in the region.

Terrorists’ mortar units in Dara’a province also targeted the town of Khbib in al-Lijah region in the Northern part of the province, violating the truce.

A nationwide ceasefire in Syria came into effect at midnight on December 30.

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