Syria ceasefire backed by 71 settlements
The number of Syrian settlements that signed up to the US-Russia-brokered ceasefire has reached 71, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday, Sputnik reported.
"The total number of settlements, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 71," the Russian center for reconciliation said in a bulletin.
A US-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into force across Syria on February 27. It was supported by Damascus, as well as by dozens of opposition groups on the ground. The Islamic State (Daesh) and the al-Nusra Front terror groups, both outlawed in Russia, are not part of the deal.
The Ceasefire has largely been holding in parts of Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry noted, adding the regime was breached 13 times in the past 24 hours.
"The ceasefire regime has been observed in most provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Within last 24 hours, 13 ceasefire violations have been registered (Damascus - 5, Latakia - 3, Homs and Aleppo - 2 for each)," the Russian center for reconciliation said in a bulletin.