42 killed in infighting among Syrian militants
Iran Press TV
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:49PM
A new wave of infighting among terrorists in Syria has left dozens dead as a deadly rivalry continues within the ranks of militants fighting against President Bashar al-Assad.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based propaganda arm of the militant groups in Syria, confirmed Wednesday that at least 42 Takfiris were killed during 24 hours of fierce clashes in north Syria.
Some 12 of those killed belonged to the ISIL terrorist group, who tried to recapture areas under the control of other militants operating in the hilly regions of Qalamoun, in Damascus Province.
More than half of the area, especially the regions bordering Lebanon, is under the control of the Syrian government. The militants are mostly based in the eastern parts of Qalamoun which border the Syrian al-Badia steppe. Terrorists have been using the strategic plains for transferring weaponry across Syria.
According to reports by the same monitoring group, ISIL terrorists have managed to cut off at least one strategic road and are trying to take control of more territory to completely push out their rivals.
Meanwhile, militant groups killed at least 13 civilians late Tuesday after they shelled parts of the northwestern province of Idlib. Nine children were among the dead.
Another militant attack on Jisr al-Shughur region in the same province killed seven civilians, including a couple and their four children.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people, according to reports.
The Takfiri terrorist groups, with members from several Western countries, control swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.
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