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399 ceasefire violations by Assad regime, Iran in 11 days

Smoke rises the Syrian army carried out airstrikes over residential areas in Syria [Jawad al Rifai/Anadolu Agency]
Smoke rises the Syrian army carried out airstrikes over residential areas in Syria [Jawad al Rifai/Anadolu Agency]

The number of Syria ceasefire breaches committed by Assad regime forces and Iran-sponsored Shia jihadists has reached 399 violations over the first 11 days since the Russia and Turkey brokered truce came into effect less than two weeks ago.

As the nationwide ceasefire agreement nears the end of its second week, forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad and allied pro-regime Shia militias continued to commit violations according to a statement issued by the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.

According to the statement, the violations have been focused in Aleppo’s southern suburbs, Wadi Barada in the Damascus countryside and on the outskirts of Hama and Daraa.

The number killed has reached 271 people, including 25 women and 34 children. These statistics do not include the areas controlled by Daesh.

The Syrian opposition was reported to have discussed the ceasefire yesterday in Ankara in separate meetings, though the results of any such meetings have as yet been unconfirmed.

They are also expected to discuss the upcoming talks in Astana, while the Turkish-Russian meeting focuses on looking into rescuing the ceasefire and sanctioning its violators.

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