The defense Ministry reported shelling by Turkish artillery positions of the Syrian army

Turkish artillery on Sunday, April 24, fired at the positions of Syrian government troops from near the settlement of Alwick. This is stated in the Bulletin of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, the proceedings of which are published on the website of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

“Return fire on the positions of the Turkish artillery was not opened”, — said Russian military.

According to them, in the last days of the cessation of hostilities was observed in most provinces of Syria. Recorded nine violations (in the provinces of Damascus, Lattakia and Aleppo). In Latakia province, the militant group “Ahrar al-sham”, claiming to be the opposition, fired from jet systems of volley fire and mortars positions of divisions of the Syrian army in the areas of settlements Sandran, rush, Safar and the Governor. The other militant opposition groups — “Jaish al-Islam” — from mortars fired at a military hospital in the village of Haraszti troops and Pro-government forces in areas of settlements Drawbar, Marj Sultan and Erbil (Damascus). After artillery preparation, the militant group “Ahrar al-sham” attempted to attack positions of Syrian army units in the area of Jebel Agam South of the city of Aleppo. Having suffered losses during the battle, the militants retreated to their original positions. In Idlib province, the militants twice shelled from mortars the settlement of FOIA.

Russian aerospace forces (VKS) is not attacked by opposition armed groups, announced the cessation of hostilities and reporting in the Russian or American centers of reconciliation of their location information, it is emphasized in the Bulletin.

During the day concluded a reconciliation agreement with the representatives of the settlement in the province of HOMS. The number of settlements that have joined the reconciliation process has increased to 72. In the Damascus province, signed an agreement on cessation of hostilities with the representative of armed forces numbering more than 500 people. The number of illegal armed groups that have declared their commitment to the adoption and implementation of the cessation of hostilities, rose to 52, said in a statement.

It also notes that in the city of Deir ez-Zor besieged by militants of the “Islamic state”, using the Russian parachute platforms delivered more than 20 tons of food.

The ceasefire in Syria is valid from February 27. An agreement was reached with the involvement of Moscow and Washington. The truce does not apply to “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and other groups recognized by the UN security Council terrorist.