Syria strikes on terrorist bastions spike during truce

Since a ceasefire came into force in Syria, the army and its Russian ally have refocused their air power on targeting terrorist factions, a monitoring group said Monday, according to AFP.

The truce began on February 27 and does not cover the fight against terrorist groups like "Islamic State" (ISIS) and the Al-Qaeda-affiliated 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.

"In the fortnight before the truce, warplanes staged some 3,000 strikes and barrel bomb attacks in opposition-held areas. That number has gone down to some 325 since February 27th. By contrast, the number of air strikes against jihadist areas has soared," he added.

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