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    According to a spokesman for the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeymim airbase, Kurdish militia was forced to leave their positions in the Syrian Aleppo's Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood by a terrorist groups offensive on Saturday.

    A general view shows a frontline in Old Aleppo
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    HMEYMIM (Syria) (Sputnik) Kurdish militia was forced to leave their positions in the Syrian Aleppo's Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood by a terrorist groups offensive on Saturday, a spokesman for the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeymim airbase said.

    "Kurdish militia units left the defended positions in the neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsood in Aleppo and retreated as a result of intense artillery fire and non-stop attacks by the militants from Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham terrorist groups on the positions of Kurdish militia and volunteers from local residents," the spokesman said.

    The militants commenced the offensive earlier in the day.

    The ceasefire in Syria worked out by Russia and the United States took effect on February 27. The cessation of hostilities does not apply to terrorist organizations, such as the Islamic State and the Nusra Front, outlawed in a number of countries worldwide including Russia and the United States.


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