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Nusra Front Terrorists Shell Turkey to Provoke Return Fire

© Sputnik / Iliya PitalevJobar, a district of Damascus controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra militants
Jobar, a district of Damascus controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra militants - Sputnik International
The Nusra Front terrorists shelled Turkish territory several times from Syria to provoke return fire from Turkish armed forces, the head of Russia’s reconciliation center said Sunday.

HMEYMIM (Sputnik) – Lt. Gen. Kuralenko added that Daesh amassed near Turkey’s Nusaybin city.

“On March 6, 2016, Jebhat al-Nusra repeatedly fired mortars at Turkish territory near the village of Metishli. The terrorists’ actions are aimed at provoking retaliatory fire by the Turkish military and its units’ engagement in Syria, which will inevitably lead to the disruption of the peace process,” Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko said.

Members of jihadist group Al-Nusra Front take part in a parade calling for the establishment of an Islamic state in Syria, at the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo, on October 25, 2013 - Sputnik International
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“According to our information, the terrorists are preparing an attack on the town of Qamishli, located on Syrian territory and populated by the Syrian Kurds,” he stressed.

Kuralenko added that little-known Jund al-Malihash militant group fighters obstructed road links in Daraa province between the Nahteh and Hirak settlements.

“At the same time they stop cars with civilians and threaten them with violence because of the refusal to participate in military operations,” he said.

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