‘Crusader Arab alliance’ bombs Jabhat a-Nusra





west Aleppo provinceMay 21, 2015http://syriadirect.org/news/syria-direct-news-update-5-21-15/US-led international coalition planes targeted Jabhat a-Nusra posts in the west Aleppo countryside and Idlib’s Jabal al-Zawiya region on Wednesday. “Nusra positions that the coalition bombed Wednesday in Aleppo are a resting and meeting place for its fighters,” activist Omar Shamali from the Aleppo countryside told Syria Direct on Thursday, adding that Wednesday’s airstrike “was the first time that the coalition targeted the posts.” Also on Wednesday, coalition airstrikes targeted sites in the Jabal a-Zawiya region in the south Idlib countryside, reported pro-opposition Shaam News Network. “The Crusader Arab alliance bombed posts in al-Towamah village in the western Aleppo countryside,” tweeted Nusra’s Aleppo correspondent handle on Wednesday. The airstrike in al-Towamah resulted in the deaths of 15 Nusra fighters, most of them Turkish nationals, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Coalition forces next targeted two Nusra posts in an agricultural area in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of the south Idlib countryside, including the site of an olive oil press used as a base, Sham News Network also reported on Wednesday. For its part, Nusra published an official statement on Wednesday decrying the strikes and accusing the coalition of helping the regime, as rebels continue to make gains on multiple fronts. Jabhat a-Nusra is part of the coalition of rebel groups known as the Victory Army currently fighting the regime for control of Idlib province.
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US-led international coalition planes targeted Jabhat a-Nusra posts in the west Aleppo countryside and Idlib’s Jabal al-Zawiya region on Wednesday. “Nusra positions that the coalition bombed Wednesday in Aleppo are a resting and meeting place for its fighters,” activist Omar Shamali from the Aleppo countryside told Syria Direct on Thursday, adding that Wednesday’s airstrike “was the first time that the coalition targeted the posts.” Also on Wednesday, coalition airstrikes targeted sites in the Jabal a-Zawiya region in the south Idlib countryside, reported pro-opposition Shaam News Network. “The Crusader Arab alliance bombed posts in al-Towamah village in the western Aleppo countryside,” tweeted Nusra’s Aleppo correspondent handle on Wednesday. The airstrike in al-Towamah resulted in the deaths of 15 Nusra fighters, most of them Turkish nationals, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Coalition forces next targeted two Nusra posts in an agricultural area in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of the south Idlib countryside, including the site of an olive oil press used as a base, Sham News Network also reported on Wednesday. For its part, Nusra published an official statement on Wednesday decrying the strikes and accusing the coalition of helping the regime, as rebels continue to make gains on multiple fronts. Jabhat a-Nusra is part of the coalition of rebel groups known as the Victory Army currently fighting the regime for control of Idlib province.