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    According to a source in a local militia, Nusra Front extremist fighters on Monday fired rockets at several mainly Kurdish-populated residential areas in city of Aleppo in northern Syria.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) Nusra Front extremist fighters on Monday fired rockets at several mainly Kurdish-populated residential areas in city of Aleppo in northern Syria, a source in a local militia said.

    "Jabhat al-Nusra today fired rockets into the neighborhoods of Mashariq, Ashrafiya, Zahra and Sheikh Maqsoud — places where Kurds live. The streets of the Bani Zaid block have been attacked by snipers for several hours," the source told RIA Novosti.

    The group also reportedly attacked a number of Syrian army and people's militia checkpoints in Aleppo, the source said.

    "The number of terrorists was small, the fight was short-lived and the militants retreated," the source added.

    The attacks have resulted in no casualties, according to the source.

    Russia and the United States reached an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria on February 22. The ceasefire took effect at midnight on Saturday, Damascus time (22:00 GMT on Friday).

    The cessation of hostilities does not apply to terrorist groups operating in Syria, such as the Nusra Front, which is banned in Russia.

    A source told RIA Novosti on Saturday that militant groups allied with the Nusra Front opened fire in civilian areas of Aleppo and Homs after midnight.


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