6 Dec 2017 11:31

Two more populated localities agree to ceasefire in Aleppo province - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Dec 6 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia and Turkey have observed six ceasefire breaches in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said in an statement on Wednesday.

"Russian members of the joint Russian-Turkish commission investigating ceasefire breaches have seen five violations in the provinces of Aleppo (3) and Damascus (2). Turkish members of the commission recorded one shooting incident in the Damascus province," the ministry said.

Most cases of random small-arms fire were seen in areas held by the Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIL terrorist groups (both of which are banned in Russia), the ministry said.

"All has been stable in the de-escalation areas," the ministry said.

Two ceasefire agreements were signed over the day with the populated localities of Maharim and Khuwara in the Aleppo province, the ministry said.

The number of populated localities engaged in the reconciliation process has thus grown to 2,301, it said.