Jaish al-Islam terrorists breach cessation of hostilities 5 times in Damascus Countryside
Damascus Countryside/Lattakia,- Terrorists from Jaish al-Islam on Wednesday violated the cessation of hostilities agreement for the fifth time in 48 hours by firing mortar shells at Harasta suburb in Damascus Countryside.
A source at the Damascus Countryside Police Command told SANA that 3 mortar shells fired by terrorists located in Harasta fields fell on Harasta suburb, causing material damage to public and private properties.
Earlier today, the Russian Coordination Center observed in the past 24 hours four new breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement by terrorist groups in Damascus Countryside, putting the total number of breaches at 730 since the agreement came into effect on the 27th of February, 2016.
The Russian center, based in Hmeimim airbase, said in a statement that terrorists from Jaish al-Islam targeted Syrian Army positions with mortar rounds in Hteitet al-Jersh, Harasta, Jobar and other areas in Damascus Countryside.
The cessation of hostilities agreement is not applicable to ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra or other groups designated as terrorist organizations by the UN Security Council resolution 2268.
The Russian Center’s statement noted that terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra shelled al-Nairab airport, Handarat town and the neighborhoods of al-Midan, al-Zahraa and al-Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo province as well as a number of towns in the provinces of Damascus countryside, Idleb and Lattakia.
Various reports affirm that the terrorist organization of Jabhat al-Nusra has received advanced tanks, anti-tank missiles and a hundred anti-aircraft missiles during the period of the cessation of hostilities agreement, in addition to the arrival of more terrorists with their heavy weapons from Turkey to join the internationally designated Jabhat Al-Nusra.
As for the local reconciliations, the Center pointed out in its statement that one more town joined the cessation of hostilities agreement in Homs province, raising the number of towns and villages within the agreement to 166.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/jaish-al-islam-terrorists-breach-cessation-of-hostilities-5-times-in-damascus-countryside/General