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Syria airstrike kills 9 al-Nusra terrorists in Idlib

Iran Press TV

Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:26AM

A Syrian airstrike has hit a military camp used by the al-Nusra Front Takfiri terror group in northwestern Idlib Province bordering Turkey, killing at least nine terrorists, including four foreign operatives.

The pounding of the terror camp on Sunday was the second major attack against the Takfiri militants in recent days, hitting al-Nusra positions near the town of Atme close to the Syrian border with Turkey, UK-based monitoring group the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The development came after al-Nusra announced last week that its top military commander along with several of the group's other leaders had been killed in another airstrike in Idlib.

The Syrian military, meanwhile, confirmed the aerial assault, saying its air force carried out the attack, though some foreign-backed opposition sources claimed the accurate airstrikes were conducted by US-led coalition forces.

40 killed in Hasakah clashes

This is while the pro-opposition Observatory also announced on Sunday that at least 40 ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters had been killed in clashes the day before, after the Takfiri group launched an attack on the key town of Tal Tamer, held by Kurdish forces.

The ISIL offensive to take over the strategic town in Hasakah Province was yet another attempt to capture tal Tamer in a bid to gain access to a key road between the eastern port of Hasakah Province and a city with the same name.

By capturing Tal Tamer, the Takfiri militants would also get access to the Iraqi border and fellow ISIL elements currently in control of the major Iraqi city of Mosul and beyond.


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