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    The Syrian Army repelled a large-scale Nusra Front attack in the western city of Qalamoun near the Lebanese border, a military source told RIA Novosti on Friday.

    This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters on their vehicle preparing to leave and battle against Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen, at the hilltop of Khalsa village, southern Aleppo, Syria
    © AP Photo / Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP
    BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Earlier this month, the Russian Defense Ministry said that al-Nusra Front terrorist group shelled with mortars number of settlements in the Syrian provinces of Damascus, Aleppo and Idlib.

    "The Syrian army repelled a major al-Nusra Front attack in Qalamoun, there are no dead among the troops. A large number of terrorists have been killed, militant units have retreated," the source said.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition factions and Islamic extremist groups.

    The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27. Al-Nusra Front and Daesh terrorist groups are excluded from the truce.

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