A total of 24 ceasefire violations were reported in Syria in the past day, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s official website on Sunday.
“During the day, Russian officials in the Russian-Turkish joint commission set up to monitor ceasefire violations in Syria reported ten violations, including five – in the province of Hama, two – in the province of Latakia, two – in the province of Damascus, and one – in the province of Aleppo. Turkish officials reported 14 ceasefire violations, including seven – in the province of Damascus, four – in the province of Aleppo, two – in the province of Daraa, and one – in the province of Idlib,” the center said.
The established facts of ceasefire violations are being investigated and steps are being taken to prevent such cases in the future, as follows from the bulletin
“As a result of purposeful work, there has been a downward trend in the number of mutual violations and an upward trend in confidence among the warring sides,” the center said.
The nationwide ceasefire came into force across Syria at midnight on December 30, 2016 under the agreement on a complex solution to the Syria crisis. A number of armed opposition groups, including Falaq al-Sham, Jabhat Ahli ash-Sham (Jaysh al-Mujahideen, Souvar al-Sham), Firqa Sultan Murad, Jaysh Idlib, Soqour al-Sham, Feilaq al-Rahman, Jabhat al-Shamiya, Tadjamua Fastaqin, Jaysh al-Izzah, Jaysh al-Nasr, al-Firqat al-Ulya al-Sahiliya (1st coastal division), Jaysh al-Islam, and Liwa Shuhada al-Islam, agreed to the ceasefire.