All opposition parties involved in the Munich conference, the Syrian Arab Army, as well as the foreign governments involved in the war in Syria, have recently agreed to a partial cessation of hostilities. From the onset there has been little faith that this agreement would stand and this was met today with attacks on Damascus. The Syrian Arab Army released a statement an hour ago that you can read on their social media:
“Terrorists shelled Damascus with 20 mortar and rockets today, after the cessation of hostility agreement went effective.
The shelling came from Joubar, and Duma in Damascus Countryside, and targeted residential areas.
This was reported to the Russian coordination center in Khemim airbase, and in turn, the Russian side passed the information to the US Coordination center in Amman, Jordan.
The Syrian Military command did not give retaliation orders to the Syrian artillery as a sign of patience, and issued a statement asking the Syrian nationals in these locations and everywhere to take advantage of the national reconciliation efforts.
Furthermore, the Syrian military asked the civilians in these locations to back up the Syrian commands national reconciliation efforts, knowing that they want to, and are being held human shields by the minority who are bearing arms against the Syrian government.
The Syrian military’s self control and patience should not be taken as signs of weakness, we are showing the whole world that we are willing to make the peaceful and political solution work; but the Syrian Armed Forces will not hesitate once when it comes to their duties in defending the Syrian people.”
Pulled from the Syrian Arab Army’s Facebook page.