Forty-seven settlements have joined the nationwide ceasefire regime in Syria in the last 24 hours, as Russia registered four ceasefire violations in the Arab country’s de-escalation zones, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
The Russian ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation said in a daily bulletin that the total number of the settlements that have joined the ceasefire has now reached 1,619.
“Within last 24 hours, the Russian side of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 4 cases of firing in the province of Damascus. The Turkish party has registered 3 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Daraa (2), and Damascus (1),” the center said.
The statement pointed out that most cases of ceasefire violations were cases of random shooting that took place in the areas controlled by terrorist groups.
Five humanitarian operations were carried out in the city of Aleppo in the last 24 hours, according to the statement.
The de-escalation zones were created as the result of the fourth round of talks on the Syrian settlement held in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
The Astana talks were brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey and aimed at putting an end to the Syrian conflict.