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    Senior al-Nusra Front Member From Belgium Killed in Syrian Army's Strikes

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    One of the senior al-Nusra Front figures born in Belgium has been killed in Syrian government airstrikes, Belgian media reported Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Reports emerged on Friday that a government warplane killed up to 16 militants and injured 20 in the besieged northern province of Idlib.

    One of the figures killed was Abu Daoud Baljiki, who according to a jihadism expert quoted by Le Soir daily held "senior positions" within AL-Nusra Front.

    Alongside Daesh, 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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