Fighting continues between rival Syrian opposition groups

Published June 4th, 2014 - 07:55 GMT

Scores of militants have been killed in violent clashes between rival militant groups operating inside Syria.

At least 62 militants were killed in around four days of clashes between militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front militants in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zor.

According to reports, the militant group al-Nusra Front has taken over control of the town of Abreeha from the ISIL.

The infighting between the terrorist groups has also forced over 60,000 Syrian people to flee their homes in the towns of Abreeha, al-Busayrah and al-Zir.

Rival militant groups in Syria have lately been engaged in fierce fighting among themselves.

The infighting has escalated in the past months amid gains by the Syrian army across the country.

The Syrian government says its troops are going ahead with their operations to push out the militants from residential areas across the country.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. According to some sources, more than 150,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence.


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