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MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. Over 15 people were killed and dozens more injured over the last 24 hours in shellings by militants from Jebhat al-Nusra (terrorist organization banned in Russia) in the Syrian province of Aleppo, a spokesman for the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties on the Syrian territory said on Thursday.
He said militants tried to capture the Kurdish block Sheikh Maqsood and the settlement of Khandrat in the Aleppo province.
"After the unsuccessful attack at night, the regions were subjected to shellings from multiple rocket launchers and mortars. Militants opened fire from Kastello and Mukhaim-Khandrat. Shellings were indiscriminate and targeted both positions of the government forces and residential quarters. Over 15 people were killed, and dozens more were injured," he added.
Heavy fighting with use of armored vehicles has been underway in the Aleppo province for the last several days. The center for reconciliation noted that militants took advantage of the regime of cessation of hostilities and close proximity to regions controlled by moderate opposition, regrouped their forces and replenished their stocks of arms and ammunition.
The ceasefire regime took effect in Syria on February 27. Shortly before, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution supporting a cessation of hostilities. The document drafted by Russia and the United States was backed by all 15 Security Council member states.
The ceasefire regime does not cover the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations as well as other groups ruled terrorist by the Security Council.