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    Russian Airstrikes Thwart Nusra Front Attacks Near Syria's Aleppo

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    Russian aircraft carried out airstrikes against Nusra Front positions in the outskirts of Aleppo, thwarting terrorists' attempt to launch an offensive, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian combat jets deployed in Syria have carried out airstrikes against Nusra Front militants to thwart their attempted offensive against Kurdish militia in the outskirts of the city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

    "In light of the escalation of the situation, after an aerial reconnaissance and thorough target-designation, the Russian aircraft have carried out airstrikes against Nusra Front positions in the outskirts of Aleppo, thwarting terrorists' attempt to launch an offensive,"the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

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