Scores killed in inter-factional fighting among rebels in Syria’s Idlib
Dozens of fighters have been killed in clashes between two Islamist factions in northern Syria, reports say, wrote the BBC.
The battles involved Tahrir al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa, which regarded as close to so-called Islamic State (IS).
UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the fighting was a “war for influence” in Idlib province, added the BBC.
Inter-factional fighting has beleaguered insurgents since early on in the Syria war.
Last month, a hardline Islamist group, Ahrar al-Sham, was also involved in days of clashes in Idlib with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), which rebranded itself as Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance of Islamist groups, at the end of January.
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