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Iran Press TV

Al-Nusra clashes with FSA in Syrian province of Idlib

Iran Press TV

Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:20AM

The militants of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front have clashed with the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) in a village in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib.

Reports say the al-Qaeda-affiliated militants seized the FSA headquarters and weapons in the village.

The al-Nusra militants also detained a number of civilians and media activists.

There have been no reports of casualties from either side.

Over the past few months, al-Nusra Front militants have clashed with the FSA several times in villages and towns in Idlib Province.

Local people have staged rallies to denounce both groups for their extremist actions and corruption.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of an estimated 200,000 people, according to reports.

New figures indicate that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

Over 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced and millions more left the country due to the ongoing crisis, according to the United Nations.

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