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    Syrian pro-government forces advance on a road through the town of Khanasser, which is the sole link between government-held areas in and around Aleppo and those in the rest of the country, after they reportedly recaptured it from Islamic State (IS) group fighters, on February 29, 2016.

    Syrian Army Repels Al-Nusra Front Attack in Aleppo Province

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    Syrian government forces have repelled a al-Nusra Front terrorists' attempt to launch an offensive in the Aleppo province, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting several opposition factions and militant groups, such as the Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

    "Al-Nusra Front militants attempted to launch an offensive on positions of the government troops near Handrat [Aleppo province] after performing an artillery shelling. Units of the Syrian Armed Forces have repelled the attack," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

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