Nusra Front carries out suicide attack in Aleppo

Al Qaeda affiliated Syrian militant group, Nusra Front carries out suicide bombing in Syrian city, Aleppo

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Syria’s largest city, Aleppo was struck with a suicide bombing attack on Monday, carried out by the Syria-based Al Qaeda affiliated group, the Nusra Front.

The suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up in a Syrian army outpost in Aleppo, killing 25 soldiers and allied militia, and leaving several people wounded.

The Nusra posted images on social media showing fighters from the group approaching the district before the attack.

The explosion from the attack was heard across the city, reports the UK based Observatory for Human Rights.

The Syrian army had assured that the district had not fallen into the hands of the militant group.

The Nusra is one of the most prominent Syrian opposition factions on the ground, battling Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his forces.

Leader of the Nusra, Abu Mohammed al Golani said earlier in June in an audio message that the group’s initiative is, “... the overthrow of the [Syrian] regime and its allies such as Hezbollah, We will not use the Levant as a military base to attack Europe and America, [we are] acting upon clear directions given by leader of Al Qaeda.”

Condemning the Assad regime for engaging in sectarian warfare against Syria’s Sunni population, Golani vowed to not harm Alawite Shiites in areas that his group enters, as long as they don't show resistance to the group.

TRTWorld and agencies