17:58 GMT21 June 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 46 times over the past 24 hours, Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing.

    He said the number of attacks according to the Syrian side's data totaled 41.

    "Forty-six shelling attacks from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group* were registered in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the provinces of Idlib (22 attacks), Latakia (12), Aleppo (4) and Hama (8)," Rear Adm. Karpov said.

    The Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Control over the Movement of Refugees in the Syrian Arab Republic was established in February 2016.

    Its tasks include the signing of agreements on illegal armed groups and individual settlements joining the regime of cessation of hostilities, as well as coordinating the delivery of humanitarian aid.


    *Jabhat al-Nusra (also known as Al-Nusra Front, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, or al-Qaeda in Syria) is a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other states.

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