More than 270 civilians were killed and hundreds more were injured by militant groups’ shelling of Syrian cities, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
“As a result of the Syrian cities being shelled by terrorist groups, more than 270 civilians were killed, hundreds were injured,” the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.
Earlier in the day, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said that more than 40 people were killed and about 100 were injured in a shelling of the Kurdish Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood of Aleppo.
According to the report, factions of over a thousand fighters to the south-west of Aleppo began the offensive against the Syrian armed forces’ deployed in the Buraydah area and in the training military camp in al-Nasr. The attack was carried out in the district Ansar, which is occupied by the forces of the so-called “moderate” opposition.
The Syrian ceasefire regime came into force on 27 February, 2016. Such organizations as Daesh and al-Nusra Front, which were both labeled as terrorist by UN Security Council, haven’t joined the truce.