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Hezbollah Announces Over 600 Terrorists Killed in Syria's Aleppo in June

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A view of the city of Aleppo - Sputnik International
Hezbollah movement leader Hassan Nasrallah announced on Friday that 617 terrorists have been killed in the Syrian province of Aleppo since the start of June.

Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front. (File) - Sputnik International
Aleppo 'Regime of Silence' Broken by Al-Nusra Front Artillery Shelling
BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Aleppo has been engulfed in violence as al-Nusra Front terrorist group and its allies among some Syrian rebel groups have been shelling the Syrian army's and Kurdish fighters' positions.

Moscow has repeatedly called on Washington to influence Syrian rebels to distance themselve fromn al-Nusra terrorists.

"We have accurate information that 617 militants have been killed since the beginning of the month, of whom dozens are leaders," Nasrallah said in an address broadcast by the Al Manar station.

Hezbollah, established in the 1980s, is a paramilitary and political organization originating in Lebanon's Shiite population. The group initially aimed to end Israel's occupation of Southern Lebanon. On May 25, 2000, Israel withdrew from Lebanon, which Hezbollah widely saw as its victory.

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