2 Feb 2020 18:08

Seven attacks recorded in Idlib de-escalation area in Syria in past 24 hours

MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) - Russian and Turkish military inspectors saw seven ceasefire violations in the past 24 hours in the Idlib de-escalation area in Syria, where the ceasefire has been in effect since January 9, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

"The Russian part of the representative office of the joint Russian-Turkish committee dealing with instances of violating the ceasefire recorded 32 instances of shooting. Sixteen in the Latakia province, eight in Hama, six in Idlib, and two in Aleppo," the Russian Defense Ministry website said in a statement.

The Turkish part of the representative office recorded seven instances of shooting, in particular, six in the Aleppo province, and one in Idlib, the statement said.

The ceasefire was declared at 2 p.m. on January 9 in the Idlib de-escalation area in line with the agreement reached between Russia and Turkey.

Control groups are monitoring ceasefire implementation in Syria in line with the memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas in the republic signed by Russia, Turkey and Iran on May 4, 2017.