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    Moscow calls on the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Syria to prepare a report on crimes committed by al-Nusra Front militant group, Russia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations said Tuesday.

    GENEVA (Sputnik) — The diplomat cited last May's events as example, when al-Nusra Front terrorists in Syria's village of Zara had killed dozens of civilians.

    "We urge experts to prepare a separate report on crimes of jihadists from the Nusra Front, taking in consideration the fact that there are plenty of evidence of atrocities committed by representatives of this group," the mission's senior human rights adviser, Alexei Goltyaev, said at the 32nd regular session of the Human Rights Council.

    Al-Nusra Front activity also poses a threat to the Russia-US-brokered ceasefire regime in Syria effective since February 27, Goltyaev added.

    Terrorist groups such as al-Nusra Front or Daesh, both outlawed in Russia and a range of other states, are not part of the Syria ceasefire deal.


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