Al-Nusra Front Deploys Up to 10,000 Terrorists Near Aleppo
(Russian General Staff, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy)
(SputnikNews) ~ According to the Russian General Staff, al-Nusra Front terrorist group has deployed up to 10,000 militants near the Syrian city of Aleppo ahead of a major offensive.
“According to our intelligence, about 8,000 al-Nusra Front militants have been deployed south-west of Aleppo, while up to 1,500 militants have been deployed north of the city,” Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said Monday.
“It is known that a large-scale offensive is planned [by al-Nusra terrorists] to cut the road linking Aleppo and Damascus,” Sergei Rudskoy said Monday.
He added that al-Nusra Front has been fighting to the north and south of Aleppo.
“Syrian government forces are not planning to storm Aleppo, their efforts are focused on preventing a blockade of northern Syria”, Sergei Rudskoy said.
“Terrorists continue attacks on Sheikh Maqsoud and…
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