Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Russian, Syrian Aviation Drives Nusra Front Away From Suburbs of Idlib

Sputnik News

19:11 09.03.2016

The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian aviation have driven al-Nusra Front militants away from the Syrian city of Idlib.

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Al-Nusra Front militants have left their positions southeast of the Syrian city of Idlib after attacks by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian aviation, a source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

'The militants left their positions in Abu al-Duhur in the southeastern suburb of Idlib after attacks carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian aviation, and also after disagreements began between the units of different militant groups in the region,' the source said.

Al-Nusra Front is a branch of the al-Qaeda militant group, operating in Syria.

Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the introduction of a ceasefire in Syria on February 22. The ceasefire took effect on Saturday. The cessation of hostilities does not apply to designated terrorist organizations operating in Syria, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front, both outlawed in Russia.


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