Some 400 Militants Arrive in Syria Through Turkey to Help al-Nusra Front

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Some 400 militants of the Sham Legion militant group have arrived in the Syrian province of Aleppo through the Turkish territory to help al-Nusra Front terrorist group, media reported Sunday.

Nusra Front fighters - Sputnik International
Lavrov: Turkey Supplies Al Nusra, Jaish Al-Islam Militants in Syria
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Al Mayadeen television channel, the militants were from Syria's Idlib province. The transfer of the militants from one province to the other was carried out via the territory of Turkey.

On Saturday, Turkish forces began shelling the positions of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's Aleppo region.

Turkish forces bombed a village and an airbase that were recently captured by Kurds, Al Mayadeen TV reported Saturday. Prior to being captured by the YPG, the village and the airbase belonged to al-Nusra Front terrorist organization.

Turkish soldiers patrol near the border with Syria, ouside the village of Elbeyli, east of the town of Kilis, southeastern Turkey - Sputnik International
Damascus Calls Turkey's Shelling of Syria 'Direct Support of Terrorists'
On Sunday, Turkish artillery continued to attack Syria with two towns in the Aleppo province coming under shelling.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry branded the shelling as direct support of the terrorists on Sunday.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the army loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting several opposition factions and terrorist organizations, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

On January 29, the talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the country's opposition factions began in Geneva. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on February 3 that the talks would be temporarily suspended until February 25.

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