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Russian MoD: Al-Nusra Deploys Up to 10,000 Fighters Near Aleppo

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Al-Nusra Front has reportedly deployed up to 10,000 militants near the city of Aleppo. The terrorist group is preparing a major offensive.

Russian MoD: Al-Nusra Deploys Up to 10,000 Fighters Near Aleppo

According to Russia’s intelligence, about 8,000 al-Nusra militants have been deployed south-west of Aleppo and up to 1,500 militants have been deployed north of the Syrian city, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said journalists on April 11.

“It is known that a large-scale offensive is planned [by al-Nusra terrorists] to cut the road linking Aleppo and Damascus,” he noted.

If Al Nusra and its allies are successful, they will be able to set a blockade on Northern Syria, The Russian general emphasized that the government forces’ efforts are focused on preventing this.

“Terrorists continue attacks on Sheikh Maqsoud and al-Zagra on the outskirts of Aleppo,” head of the General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate Rudskoy added

Russian MoD: Al-Nusra Deploys Up to 10,000 Fighters Near Aleppo

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