Smoke rises after what activists said was an air strike on Atimah, Idlib province March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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An airstrike in northwestern Syria Sunday hit a camp used by the Nusra Front and killed at least nine of its fighters, an activist group said, in the second big attack on the group there in recent days.Last week, the Nusra Front said its top military commander and several other leaders were killed in a suspected airstrike in Idlib.The American military said that U.S. and coalition forces conducted 12 airstrikes against ISIS fighters in Iraq and one in Syria in the past 24 hours.Further east, at least 40 Kurdish fighters and ISIS jihadis have been killed in clashes for control of a strategic town in Hassakeh province, the Observatory said. The attacks in Deir al-Zor province were carried out by two separate groups of gunmen, the Observatory reported.The Syrian military said Saturday it had killed a leading member of ISIS in an airstrike in Hama province in central Syria. The Observatory said two commanders and 26 ISIS militants had been killed in that attack.
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