09:01 GMT08 March 2021
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    Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups shelled inhabited areas in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Damascus and Hama.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Islamic State (Daesh) and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups shelled inhabited areas in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Damascus and Hama, a daily bulletin on the Russian Defense Ministry website said.

    "Within last 24 hours, terrorists have shelled the trade centre "Kostello", as well as al-Zahraa, al-Khalidiyah, Leramon, and Sheikh Maqsood quarters in the Aleppo city. Terrorists have also shelled following inhabited areas: Kabun, Bahariyah, Haush al-Farah, Huteita al-Jarash, Zamalka and Marj-Sultan (Damascus province) as well as the height 437 near the Narb-Nafsa inhabited area in the Hama province," the bulletin said on Saturday.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups such as Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh), as well as Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Nusra Front), both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the deal.


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