In Damascus, the Jaysh al-Islam group, linked to al-Nusra Front and not subject to the ceasefire, shelled residential areas. Another group not subject to the ceasefire, Ahrar al-Sham, is also active in the area.
“On April 26, the Russian mission submitted a request to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee to include Ahrar ash-Sham and Jaish al-Islam organizations in the Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions List,” Churkin told reporters.
The Daesh terrorist group not subject to the ceasefire also continued assaults in the Hama province and the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.
In the city of Deir ez-Zor, mortar shelling of two neighborhoods by Daesh killed three children, with another 12 persons injured.
In the Hama province, Daesh suicide bombings killed a total of six people, including two soldiers killed by a car bomb at a military checkpoint. Another suicide bombing carried out on a motorbike killed four people, and a suicide attack on a highway injured one person.
In northern Syria, Daesh attacked a town held by the majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces. The attack, near the Turkish border, was repelled by the Kurdish self-defense forces (YPG) with the aid of US-led coalition attacks on Daesh positions.