Al-Qaida-linked fighters killed in clash with Syria rebels

By REUTERS
September 23, 2013 10:56

BEIRUT - A Libyan commander and a dozen other fighters from al-Qaida's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have been killed in clashes with rival rebel forces in northern Syria, a monitoring group said, in the latest spate of internecine rebel violence.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six local fighters were also killed in Sunday's battle with ISIL in Hazano, west of the city of Aleppo and close to the border with Turkey.

Clashes pitting the al-Qaida-linked ISIL and Nusra Front brigades against less effective but more moderate rebel forces have been intensifying recently, especially in opposition-held territory along Syria's northern and eastern borders.


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