Around 80 Regime Troops Killed as Nusra Fighters Take Village in South Aleppo

Jihadi group says slain army soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed near Banis village

Al-Qaeda's Syria branch, the Nusra Front, has published photos of the corpses of what it claims are 80 Syrian regime soldiers and allied militants who were killed in recent clashes in the southern countryside of Aleppo province.

The powerful jihadi group that controls most of Syria’s north said the slain fighters were killed near Banis village, which was captured by rebels on Monday.

A Russian missile attack on Sunday targeted the town of Maskenah in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, killing 25 people, including women and children, and leaving the marketplace in rubble, a local media center said.

Russian air forces in Syria, which consist of around 50 planes and helicopters with a further 37 aircraft, have conducted around 3,500 sorties in Syria since air strikes began on September 30, killing more than 1,000 people, according to monitoring groups.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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