Fresh shelling in Syria village highlights limits of ceasefire

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by The News Editor

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Artillery shells have exploded in a Syrian village near the Turkish border, sending international reporters running for cover and underscoring the limits of Syria’s partial ceasefire.

The journalists were visiting the village of Kinsibba, which overlooks the Turkish border, on a trip organised by Russia’s defence and foreign ministries.

The Russian military said the shelling came from the Nusra Front, a militant group that is excluded from the Russia and US-brokered ceasefire.

The Syrian ceasefire, which is now in its fourth day, also does not cover the Islamic State group.

Reporters were walking across the village and talking to locals when the first shell struck a hillside a few hundred metres away. No casualties were reported.

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by The News Editor

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