Syrian troops liberate eight settlements from IS militants in 24 hours

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DUSHANBE, 18.03.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. In the past 24 hours, the Syrian government forces liberated eight settlements from militants of the Islamic State terror group (banned in Tajikistan), TASS News Agency reports citing the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides.

The number of settlements liberated from militants of the Islamic State international terror group by the Syrian government forces has grown to reach 181, the bulletin reads.

Besides that, agreements on joining the ceasefire were signed with representatives of Basyr and al-Qunniyah in the Daraa Governorate as well as Bshaquh in the Latakia Governorate. Thus the number of settlements joining the ceasefire has grown to 1,356.

A nationwide ceasefire in Syria took effect on December 30, 2016. The government troops and the armed opposition groups joined the ceasefire which does not apply to terror groups active in Syria.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan