Russian Defense Ministry: Armed Groups Exploit Truce to Re-gather Forces to Launch Wide Attacks in Aleppo

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18 September، 2016
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that the armed groups are using the truce days to re-gather their forces and getting ready for wide attacks in Aleppo.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that over the past six days, since the truce regime came into effect, only the Syrian army has adhered to it contrary to the armed groups as the US side failed to influence them and did not provide accurate data on any of them or their commitment to the truce.

The Russian official added that contrary to the truce, the number of attacks by armed groups against Syrian army positions and against residential areas has sharply increased.

On the other hand, Konashenkov said that the displaced people who were evacuated from the eastern side of Aleppo affirmed that the armed groups had killed 26 civilians, including 9 teenagers who were participating in a demonstration demanding strangers to leave the area and reduce the violence there.

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