MOSCOW, Dec. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – The number of settlements that have joined the cessation of hostilities in war-torn Syria has increased to 1,055, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

Four settlements in two Syrian provinces joined the ceasefire in the last 24 hours.

“Within the last 24 hours, truce agreements have been reached with representatives of four settlements in Latakia and Tartus provinces, bringing the total number of settlements that have joined the ceasefire to 1,055,” the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

According to the document, negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have continued with field commanders of armed opposition units operating in Damascus, Homs, Hama, Quneitra, and Aleppo provinces.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia Agency