U.S. fighter jets hit Nusra positions in Aleppo


A masked militant from Nusra Front, Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – U.S.-led coalition’s aircraft launched several raids on headquarters of the al-Nusra Front (Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda) on the outskirts of Azaz town in the northern countryside of Aleppo, north Syria, military sources reported on Friday.

Speaking to ARA News in Azaz, Nusra fighter Abu Adham said: “The coalition’s fighter jets bombed several targets belonging to our jihadi brothers (Nusra Front) on the outskirts of the town of Azaz, causing the death of ten jihadists and the injury of dozens others along with the destruction of several residential buildings in the area.”

“The Front is mobilizing hundreds of recruits to attack Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the city of Afrin,” the source added. “But intense airstrikes of the coalition terminated our military operation.” 

Kurdish journalist Sekvan Reshid told ARA News that the Nusra extremists renewed their attacks on the Kurdish forces in Afrin.

“Nusra militants receive support from Turkey and Qatar to implement their agendas in northern Syria. Kurds are the main target for Nusra in Aleppo,” he said.  

“Kurds are the main enemy for Turkey, not radical Islamists. The Turkish government is providing military support to Nusra in northern Aleppo in order to attack Kurdish security centers,” Reshid added.

Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition have repeatedly bombed Nusra positions in Idlib, Harem and Aleppo within the framework of war on terrorism. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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