50 terrorists with ammunition enter Syria from Turkey: Russian defense ministry

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The terrorists and three vehicles loaded with ammunition crossed “from the territory of Turkey” into Syria.

50 terrorists with ammunition enter Syria from Turkey: Russian defense ministry

On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, citing local witnesses that 50 terrorists belonging to al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch, al-Nusra Front crossed Turkey’s border into Syria.

The statement said that the terrorists and three vehicles loaded with ammunition crossed “from the territory of Turkey” into Syria. Later, those terrorists arrived in the city of Anadan in the northern province of Aleppo to help fellow terrorists to raid Kurdish positions in the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood.

The statement also said that those terrorists began the offensive against Kurdish fighters later in the day and shelled the region with 30 mortar shells and 14 rockets, but had to retreat to their previously held positions after about two hours. Two civilians were killed and six others injured in the attack.

However, the Russian Foreign Ministry repeatedly said that Ankara has been helping terrorists illegally enter Syria and join the terrorist groups that are fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said in February that Turkey had assisted ISIS to recruit terrorists from the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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