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Russia reports ceasefire breaches by militants in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry reported a number of ceasefire violations in Syria. The ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria noted militant groups breached the ceasefire in the provinces of Latakia and Hama and the city of Aleppo over the past 24 hours.

Russia's military also said it shot down a drone which was approaching its Hmeimim air base in Syria and which is believed to have been carrying explosives. The army said the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was coming from the militant-controlled area in the Idlib province and was detected and downed by Russian air defense systems.

Over the past month, Russia said it downed over 20 drones headed towards the Hmeimim base in the Latakia province.

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