Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Russia registers 27 ceasefire violations in Syria – Defence ministry

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The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 27 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side had registered 18 truce breaches.

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

“The Russian part of the representative office of the joint Russian-Turkish Commission for consideration of issues related to violations of the cessation of hostilities recorded 27 facts of opening fire (according to the Syrian side -20) in the provinces: Idlib – 12, Aleppo – 1, Latakia – 11, Hama – 3.

The Turkish part of the representation stated 18 facts of opening fire (the Russian part of the representation confirmed – 0), the ministry said in its daily bulletin.

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The ministry noted that the Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring in Syria did not carry any humanitarian operations in the last 24 hours.

A further 61 Syrian refugees, including 18 women and 31 children, have returned from Lebanon over the past day through the Jaydet-Yabus and Tell-Kalah checkpoints, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a separate bulletin.

Engineering troops from the Syrian armed forces demined 2.4 hectares (5.9 acres) of territory in the provinces of Damascus and Daraa defusing 15 explosive devices, the ministry added.


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