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    Syria Operation Complicated by Trouble Telling Opposition From Nusra Front

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    The Russian anti-terrorism Syrian operation is complicated by several difficulties, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian anti-terrorism operation in Syria is complicated by difficulties in separating the moderate opposition from the Nusra Front terrorist group, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    "Our Aerospace Forces' operation continues in Syria. It is no secret that the fact that the continued mixing and soldering of the so-called opposition and al-Nusra remains a significant problem, this really complicates the counterterrorism [work]," Peskov told reporters.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups. 

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