Turkish Defense Ministry attache to Russia Ahmet Hakam Gunes, left, walks after a news conference in the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Russia said Sunday that a fragile ceasefire in Syria had been breached nine times over the past 24 hours including by Turkey but that the deal was mostly holding.The defense ministry said violations were committed by moderate rebels as well as "terrorist organisations". A group of up to 100 fighters from the ISIS stronghold of Raqa, who crossed the border from Turkey, mounted an attack on the northern part of the Tal Abyad, it said, adding they were acting in unison with other fighters.Russia also said Damascus was shelled six times Saturday, adding that the attack came from territory controlled by moderate rebels including Eastern Ghouta, east of the capital.
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