Sheikh Maqsood, Aleppo (Sputnik) – Nusra Front terrorists have attacked government forces and local militia in the Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsood in Aleppo, a representative of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeymim airbase said early on Thursday.
According to the representative, at least five people were killed and more than 50 injured during the attack.
He added that al-Nusra Front militants have also carried out attacks in the Syrian provinces of Idlib, Latakia and Hama in the past twenty four hours.
“The attacks lasted for over three hours and stopped only at dawn. The terrorists suffered losses,” the representative said.
The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation said on Wednesday that a group of at least 160 Nusra Front militants had crossed the border with Turkey in the north of Idlib province and were heading for the Aleppo area to reinforce terrorists fighting there.
According to the center, at least 20 people were killed and over 40 were injured in al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham Wednesday shellings in Aleppo.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.
A US-Russia-brokered ceasefire agreement came into force across Syria on February 27. The deal does not apply to terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Nusra Front, both of which are outlawed in Russia and a range of other states.