Russia says holding off air strikes on Nusra Front in Syria

MOSCOW - Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday it was holding off from striking rebels with the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front to give other armed groups time to move away from Nusra positions.
The ministry said in a statement it had received requests from multiple armed groups, mainly in Damascus and Aleppo, asking for a pause in air strikes.
The ministry said taking those requests into account, it had decided to allow more time before it starts air strikes on the Nusra positions.
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