Syria strikes on jihadist bastions spike during truce: monitor

Syrian rescue workers pull a man out from under the rubble of a building following an air strike on the Salhin neighbourhood of Aleppo, on March 11, 2016Since a ceasefire came into force in Syria, the army and its Russian ally have refocused their air power on targeting jihadist factions, a monitoring group said Monday. The truce began on February 27 and does not cover the fight against jihadist groups like Islamic State and the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front. “In agreement with Russia, the Syrian regime is focusing its capabilities on frontlines with the jihadists,” said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman.

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