Russia says its planes hit Nusra Front positions in Syria

MOSCOW - Russian aircraft have hit positions of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front near the Syrian city of Aleppo, thwarting an attempted offensive, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
It also said that up to 1,500 militants controlled by the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra in Arabic), have attacked Kurdish fighters in Aleppo, killing 18 civilians and 11 of the fighters.
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