Head of the Russian General Staff, Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, said Friday that trucks carrying weapons for al-Nusra militants arrive in Syria from Turkey on a daily basis. The supplies allow al-Nusra to operate actively and continue local attacks.
Rudskoy added in Friday’s press briefing that al-Nusra’s activity hinders the fight against ISIS in Syria.
“The never-ending flow of large trucks from Turkey carrying weapons and ammunition crosses the Turkish-Syrian border. This constant feed of live forces and weapons allows terrorists from the Nusra Front to continue their provocative shelling and make advances on Syrian government forces, which diminishes [government military] activity against Islamic State terrorists in other areas,” the Russian media cites Rudskoy’s statement.
According to Rudskoy, heaviest clashes are centered around areas where the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front is active and the US knows this.
“Everyone knows, and our US partners admit that the biggest hot spots of active military operations are those parts of the Syrian Republic where the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists from the al-Nusra Front run rampant.”
However, the US has refused the Russian idea to conduct joint operations against terrorist in Syria.
The Russian general emphasized that al-Nusra hampers the ceasefire efforts in Northern Syria.