Russian MoD: Opposition Forces Shell Residential Areas, Syrian Army’s Positions despite Ceasefire

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Russian MoD: Opposition Forces Shell Residential Areas, Syrian Army's Positions despite Ceasefire

The Russian General Staff reported that ‘opposition forces’ have violated the ceasefire regime 23 time since its implementation yesterday.

The US-backed ‘moderate groups’ have shelled both residential areas and positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). As result 6 people were killed in Aleppo and 10 wounded.

“Syrian government forces have completely stopped [their] shelling, except for the areas occupied by ISIS [Islamic State/IS] and Jabhat al-Nusra militants. Unfortunately that can’t be said about the armed forces of the moderate opposition, backed by the United States,” Russian General Staff official Viktor Poznikhir added.

The 48-hour ceasefire in Syria supported by Russia and the United States started on September 13 at 16:00 GMT.

The ceasefire regime is a part of the peace plan agreed by US State Department Secretary, John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on September 9 in Geneva. Delivering of humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Syria is a key comonent of the plan.

It’s important to note that the full text of agreement has not been released. So, the ceasefire is likely a merely tactical step of the sides before continuation of the competition over the solution of Syrian crisis.

Furthermore, a significant part of the US-backed ‘opposition’ (over 20 groups) have already rejected the ceasefire agreement.

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  • Terence Silvestre Jr.

    Russia and Syria, open your eyes. It is more than obvious the US double play with fully agreement with they backed rebels decision’s. It’s pure dirty and hypocritical diplomacy my friends.