Al-Nusra militant groups in Syria have received reinforcement with over 50 militants and three vehicles loaded with ammunition supplies that reportedly crossed the border “from the territory of Turkey,” a Russian defense ministry statement said, citing local witnesses.
The reinforcements have arrived to Anadan city near Aleppo, the information bulletin from the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, published by Russian Defense Ministry on Monday, said. The statement cited witness reports made by local residents.
The report added that Al-Nusra militants have continued their provocations in the north-west region of Aleppo. Terrorist groups tried to launch an offensive on Kurdish militia in the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood, but after some one and a half hours of fighting, they retreated to previously held positions.
The neighborhood has been shelled with both mortar and artillery fire six times, with over 30 mortar shells and 14 makeshift rockets having been fired. At least two civilians were killed in the attack, and six more injured, the Russian center for ceasefire observance said.