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Syria: Russia reports nine ceasefire violations in last 24 hours - Kuralenko01:10

Syria: Russia reports nine ceasefire violations in last 24 hours - Kuralenko

Syrian Arab Republic, Hmeymim Airbase, Latakia
February 28, 2016 at 13:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian Ceasefire Coordination Centre established nine ceasefire violations during the last 24 hours, announced its head General Lieutenant Kuralenko from the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia, Sunday. However, The General Lieutenant admitted that otherwise, the truce is holding.

Kuralenko accused Turkey of letting loose regiments of "up to 100 militants" across the country's border with Syria whilst providing fire support, enabling the fighters to seize the north of Tal Abyad near Raqqa. However the tide turned when "Kurdish troops forced the militants out of the city" earlier on Sunday. A village in the Latakia province, also fell victim to shelling, Kuralenko noted.

The Russian ceasefire monitoring centre appealed to its US counterpart in Amman, demanding an explanation for Ankara's actions for Turkey is part of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition.

Russia and the US reached an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria on February 22. On Friday the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2268 approving a Russian-American joint statement declaring a cessation of hostilities to come into effect on February 27, at midnight Damascus time (22:00 GMT).

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The Russian Ceasefire Coordination Centre established nine ceasefire violations during the last 24 hours, announced its head General Lieutenant Kuralenko from the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia, Sunday. However, The General Lieutenant admitted that otherwise, the truce is holding.

Kuralenko accused Turkey of letting loose regiments of "up to 100 militants" across the country's border with Syria whilst providing fire support, enabling the fighters to seize the north of Tal Abyad near Raqqa. However the tide turned when "Kurdish troops forced the militants out of the city" earlier on Sunday. A village in the Latakia province, also fell victim to shelling, Kuralenko noted.

The Russian ceasefire monitoring centre appealed to its US counterpart in Amman, demanding an explanation for Ankara's actions for Turkey is part of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition.

Russia and the US reached an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria on February 22. On Friday the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2268 approving a Russian-American joint statement declaring a cessation of hostilities to come into effect on February 27, at midnight Damascus time (22:00 GMT).

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