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.


Iraqi security forces celebrate as they hold captured ISIS flag
Iraqi security forces celebrate as they hold captured ISIS flag


“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.




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