Russia registers 7 ceasefire breaches in Syria in past 7 hours

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-05 03:27:18|Editor: Liu
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A Syrian refugee child is seen at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq near the border with Syria on Sept. 12, 2017. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

MOSCOW, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Russia has registered seven ceasefire violations in three Syrian provinces over the last seven hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.

The violations were recorded in the provinces of Aleppo (3), Latakia (3) and Homs (1), the ministry said in its daily bulletin.

Turkey has registered five cases of ceasefire breaches in the province of Idlib (1) and Damascus (4) during the same period of time, the document added.

Both Russia and Turkey are guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime which came into force on Dec. 30, 2016.

The total number of settlements that have signed reconciliation agreement is 2,342, the bulletin said.

It also said the situation in the de-escalation zones is assessed as stable.

In May 2017, Russia, Iran and Turkey, mediators for Astana peace talks for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis, agreed to set up four de-escalation zones in Syria, which are guaranteed to be free of battles and airstrikes for six months initially and subject to automatic extensions after that.

According to the document, Syrian civilians have received 2.1 tons of food supplies through a humanitarian action of the Russian reconciliation center over the past 24 hours, and 139 citizens have received medical aid during that period of time.

To date, a total of 2,440 tons of cargo has been delivered to Syria in 1,745 humanitarian operations and medical aid has been provided to 69,810 people altogether, according to the Defense Ministry.