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    Members of jihadist group Al-Nusra Front take part in a parade calling for the establishment of an Islamic state in Syria, at the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo, on October 25, 2013

    Al-Nusra Front Shells Residential Blocks in Syria’s Aleppo

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    Al-Nusra Front extremist militant group attempted to disrupt the so-called silence regime in Syria’s province of Aleppo by shelling the Syrian army positions and residential neighbourhoods.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Al-Nusra Front extremist militant group attempted to disrupt the so-called silence regime in Syria’s province of Aleppo by shelling the Syrian army positions and residential neighbourhoods, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday, adding that six civilians died as a result of the hostilities.

    "Formations of Jabhat al-Nusra [al-Nusra Front] terrorist grouping took efforts to violate the ceasefire regime in Aleppo by continuing shelling against the government troops and living city sectors," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

    According to the bulletin, terrorists shelled  the residential areas of Sheikh Maqsood, Meydan and al-Suryan using makeshift rocket systems.

    "Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists also performed shelling with multiple launch rocket systems against a maternity hospital in al-Muhafaza city sector. According to civilians and militia, 6 citizens were killed and 39 ones were wounded," the ministry added.

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