Scores killed in inter-factional fighting among rebels in Syria’s Idlib

The fighting is seen as a power struggle between Islamist factions

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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