TEHRAN (FNA)- The September 9 ceasefire plan in Syria is being observed by only government troops whereas the terrorist groups, including the Jeish al-Fatah coalition, are using it to get prepared for large-scale combat operations in Aleppo, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
“Militants are using the ceasefire to lick wounds, recuperate and prepare for resumption of combat operations,” the spokesman said.
He further added that our reconnaissance channels spotted movements of militants and concentration of armored vehicles and cars both in Aleppo’s Eastern part and its countryside.
“Such facts only prove our apprehension of regrouping of terrorist groups and their preparing for large-scale combat operations,” he said, adding that civilians leaving Aleppo’s Eastern neighborhoods confirm these reports.
Reports said earlier today that the Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups violated the September 9 nationwide truce plan and stormed the Syrian government forces’ positions in the Southwestern districts of Aleppo city.
“Jeish al-Fatah, a coalition of 22 terrorist groups, attacked strongholds of the Syrian Army troops and popular forces in Housing Project 1070 from al-Hikmah neighborhood, but the government forces opened retaliatory fire on them and blocked their advance in the battlefield,” military sources said.
The terrorist groups continue to violate the ceasefire all throughout the province.