Four breaches of cessation of hostilities observed, “ISIS” and “Free Army” have contacts
Lattakia,– Terrorist groups breached the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria four times in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of breaches to 616 since the agreement came into effect on 27 February, the Russian Coordination Center said.
The center, based in Hmeimim airbase, added in a statement on Friday that terrorists of the so-called Jaish al-Islam targeted Syrian army positions with mortar shells in the towns of Harasta and Erbeen as well as the neighborhood of Jobar in Damascus countryside.
The center said that the cessation of hostilities agreement is holding in most Syrian areas where the towns which have joined the cessation of hostilities agreement reached 132.
It pointed out that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists continue attempts to foil the agreement, as they targeted the neighborhoods of al-Muhafaza, al-Zahraa and Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo city with mortar rounds and rocket launchers, in addition to a number of towns in the provinces of Idleb, Lattakia, Hama, Homs, and Damascus.
The Russian center stated that some 200 terrorists of Al-Nusra crossed the border into Syria from Turkey via Bison crossing center indicating the continuous build up of Al-Nusra terrorists at the vicinity of Binesh town in Idleb province where about a thousand terrorists are gathered equipped with heavy machineguns and around 35 rocket launchers.
Locals reported that terrorists confiscate food supplies from Binesh residents and take them to Khan Touman town in Aleppo province.
Locals of Maraya town in the countryside of Aleppo report that what is called “Free Army” individuals move freely among ISIS positioned towns and check points, the Russian center said, adding that such information affirm that ISIS and Free Army affiliated groups are in contact.
The Center pointed out that the Russian air forces destroyed during the past 24 hours four facilities for illegal oil exploration in the vicinity of Al-Raqqa city.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/four-breaches-of-cessation-of-hostilities-observed-isis-and-free-army-have-contacts/General