Aleppo 'Regime of Silence' Broken by Al-Nusra Front Artillery Shelling

© AFP 2022 / Fadi al-Halabi / AMCFighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front. (File)
Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front. (File) - Sputnik International
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Terrorists with the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have broken the "regime of silence" in Syria's Aleppo by conducting massive artillery strikes.

"The silence regime, which was introducted on June 19 for 24 hours in Aleppo City, has been broken by Nusra Front massive artillery and mortar attacks on north-western, north-eastern, and southern suburbs of the city," Russia's defense ministry said in a statement.

Smoke rises from villages in the southern rural area of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria. file photo - Sputnik International
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The artillery was fired from El Khalid Sheikh Maqsood, Az Zagra, Al-Nayrab airport, and the nearby town of Handrat.

 The cessation of hostilities was observed in most Syrian provinces, with five recorded violations in Damascus province.

The ceasefire was agreed to by 157 settlements in the region following negotiations.

During this time, humanitarian aid was delivered by the Russian military, and a convoy of 41 cargo vehicles delivered stores of cereals, flour, and medicine to Aleppo province.

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