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    Thirty Killed in Al-Nusra Front Shelling of Dorms in Syria’s Aleppo

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    Thirty civilians were killed and some 150 injured during the shelling of dormitories by the al-Nusra Front militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In recent weeks, the situation in Aleppo and surrounding areas has deteriorated, as various militant groups, including the Nusra Front, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, have been shelling the city.

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

    "More than 30 civilians were killed and about 150 were injured by shelling of dormitories near al-Furkan (Aleppo city) carried out by Jabhat al-Nusra [al-Nusra Front] terrorists. Most of injured and killed were women and children," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

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