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Nusra Front Terrorists Attack Kurdish Residential Areas in Syria's Aleppo

Sputnik News

14:08 29.02.2016(updated 14:29 29.02.2016)

According to a source in a local militia, Nusra Front extremist fighters on Monday fired rockets at several mainly Kurdish-populated residential areas in city of Aleppo in northern Syria.

BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Nusra Front extremist fighters on Monday fired rockets at several mainly Kurdish-populated residential areas in city of Aleppo in northern Syria, a source in a local militia said.

'Jabhat al-Nusra today fired rockets into the neighborhoods of Mashariq, Ashrafiya, Zahra and Sheikh Maqsoud – places where Kurds live. The streets of the Bani Zaid block have been attacked by snipers for several hours,' the source told RIA Novosti.

The group also reportedly attacked a number of Syrian army and people's militia checkpoints in Aleppo, the source said.

'The number of terrorists was small, the fight was short-lived and the militants retreated,' the source added.

The attacks have resulted in no casualties, according to the source.

Russia and the United States reached an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria on February 22. The ceasefire took effect at midnight on Saturday, Damascus time (22:00 GMT on Friday).

The cessation of hostilities does not apply to terrorist groups operating in Syria, such as the Nusra Front, which is banned in Russia.

A source told RIA Novosti on Saturday that militant groups allied with the Nusra Front opened fire in civilian areas of Aleppo and Homs after midnight.

Sputnik



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