Syrian army in attack on Nusra Front-linked fighters: state media

March 15, 2015 9:54 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's military targeted a group of combatants linked to al Qaeda's Nusra Front late on Friday in southern Syria, state media reported, saying that dozens including three senior members of the group had been killed.

Syria's army and allied combatants from Lebanon's Hezbollah launched a large-scale offensive in the region last month against insurgent groups, including Nusra Front and non-jihadist rebels.

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