ISIL and Fatah al-Sham Front militants attacked a number of civilian targets with multiple launch rocket systems (MRLS) and mortars in four of Syria’s provinces over the past 24 hours, said the Russian Defense Ministry .

The ministry has said in a daily bulletin posted on its website:

“Groupings of Jabhat al-Nusra [Jabhat Fatah al Sham] and ISIS [Daesh] do not stop making attempts to break the ceasefire regime. Moreover, mortars and AT grenade launchers have been used against a number of settlements in the provinces of Dara’a, Hama and Damascus. Within last 24 hours, in the Aleppo city terrorists have fired MLRS, AT missile complexes and mortars against Ramousseh, Housing Project 1070, the military school of armament and the Castillo trade center.”

It is not clear whether the statement by the Russian ministry also referred to attacks that took place after the onset of the ceasefire or not. 

Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups such as Daesh, as well as Jabhat Fatah al Sham (previously known as the Nusra Front), both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the deal.


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