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    Lavrov: Turkey Supplies Al Nusra, Jaish Al-Islam Militants in Syria

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    Militants around the city of Aleppo in Syria, including those from the Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) and Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) groups, are supplied from Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

    MUNICH (Sputnik) – Speaking after a Thursday meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), Lavrov stressed that the western suburbs of Aleppo are still controlled by al-Nusra and Jaish al-Islam.

    "Those guys are around Aleppo on the western side, on the eastern side the government forces have unblocked the city with our support…And don’t forget that all those who are in the Aleppo region – both Jabhat al-Nusra and Jaish al-Islam, and [Harakat] Ahrar ash-Sham, and some more moderate groups – all of them are supplied via one route, from one location on the territory of Turkey," Lavrov said.

    The Russian Foreign Minister stressed that UN Security Council Resolution 2254 prohibits all supplies that support terrorist organizations.

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