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    Russian Defense Ministry reported that a group of some 80 militants from the al-Nusra Front terror group has crossed into Syria’s northern Idlib province from Turkey.

    Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in armed vehicles in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo as they head to a frontline, on May 26, 2015
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A group of some 80 militants from the al-Nusra Front terror group has crossed into Syria’s northern Idlib province from Turkey, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday in its weekly bulletin.

    "According to the information from civilians, [a] unit of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist grouping (more than 80 militants) has arrived in Idlib province from the territory of Turkey," the Russian military said.

    Alongside the Islamic State (Daesh) group, al-Nusra Front is not part of the ongoing ceasefire in Syria, which was mediated by the United States and Russia in February.

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    terrorism, Daesh, Al-Nusra Front, Russia, Turkey, Syria
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