Terrorists Breached ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ Agreement 7 Times: Monitor

Russian monitor says opposition fighters violated UN-supported truce a total of 894 times since its implementation in February

Russia’s center for monitoring the Syrian ceasefire agreement said that terrorist groups had violated the truce seven times on Saturday, raising the total number of violations to 894 since the agreement came into effect on February 27.

The Russian center, based at the Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia, reported that the Army of Islam rebel group targeted a number of villages in the Damascus countryside, while groups aligned to the Free Syrian Army targeted a number of villages in the coastal Lattakia countryside.

The Western-backed cessation of hostilities agreement does not include the Islamic State, Nusra Front or other groups listed as terrorist organizations by the UN Security Council.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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