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MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. Militants of the Islamic State (IS) and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations, banned in Russia, which are not covered by the Russian-U.S. deal on a ceasefire in Syria, continue armed provocations against government troops and the Kurdish militia, 18 civilians have been killed, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring sides in Syria said in a news bulletin.
"Formations of the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra do not stop hostilities in the city of Aleppo and its suburbs. Mortar shelling during an attempt to capture the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood killed 18 and left 61 civilians wounded," the news bulletin posted on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website said.
"From the district of Ashrafia, the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist detachment numbering up to 400 people made an attempt to attack the positions of the Kurdish militiamen," the report said.
Residents of the locality of Al Fu’ah in the governorate of Idlib called the Russian center’s hotline to report three mortar shellings and say one local resident was wounded over the past day.