Russia says its planes hit Nusra Front positions in Syria

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Posted: Apr 06, 2016 1:54 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian aircraft have hit positions of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front near the Syrian city of Aleppo, thwarting an attempted offensive, Russia's Defence Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

It also said that up to 1,500 militants controlled by the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra in Arabic), have attacked Kurdish fighters in Aleppo, killing 18 civilians and 11 of the fighters.

(Story refiles to fix typo in first paragraph).

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alison Williams)