Russian Defense Ministry registers 1,359 settlements in Syrian Ceasefire

Huang Panyue

MOSCOW, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The number of settlements that have joined the ceasefire in war-torn Syria has increased to 1,359, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.

"Within last 24 hours, 3 ceasefire agreements have been signed with representatives of Jinderiyah in the Latakia province, al-Mazraa in the al-Suwayda province as well as Hadr in the al-Quneitra province. The total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements has reached 1,359," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

According to the document, negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have continued with field commanders of armed opposition units operating in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama, and Quneitra provinces.

In accordance to the joint agreement on settling the Syrian conflict, ceasefire regime has been established starting on December 30, 2016.



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