Middle East

Activists: Syrian rebel infighting kills nearly 50

In this Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, rebels from al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra sit on a truck full of ammunition at Taftanaz air base, that was captured by the rebels, in Idlib province, northern Syria. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

BEIRUT: Activists say infighting between rebel forces in Syria has killed at least 50 in clashes in the country's northeast.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that the fighting took place in Hassakeh province.

It says clashes between Kurdish fighters and members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the past two days left 13 Kurdish gunmen and 35 militants dead.

The two sides have been fighting in northern Syria for months in clashes that left scores of people dead on both sides.

 

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