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» 01/13/2014
SYRIA
Syria, anti-Assad rebel infighting leaves 700 dead, including civilians
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( Isil ) yesterday regained the city of Raqqa in the north -east of Syria and executed more than 100 prisoners. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Islamic group has launched 16 suicide bombings in nine days in Homs, Idlib and Aleppo, killing hundreds of civilians.

Damascus (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has won the battle against Syrian Islamist rebel groups and recaptured the province of Raqqa. Violent fighting is being reported in the province of Aleppo.

According to local sources the civil war between the rebels for the conquest of Raqqa ended in a massacre. The Işil militiamen executed at least 100 prisoners belonging to the groups of al- Nousra (al-Qaeda in Syria) and Ahrar al-Sham Brigades. They had been captured in recent days during the taking of the city of Tel Abiad situated on the border with Turkey. In ten days, the internal conflict between the rebels against the regime has left at least 700 people dead. Of these deaths more than 500 are militants, while 16 Isil suicide bombings in Aleppo , Idlib , Homs and Raqqa killed and estimated 100 civilians.

The coalition of Mujahideen to fight Işil extremists was born on January 3 and  brings together 8 various factions of rebel groups: Free Syrian Army , Ahrar al- Sham , the Al- Nusra terrorists, a group linked to al - Qaeda and the main rivals of Isil. In an official statement the anti- Isil coalition claims it "wants to defend the honor of the rebels and Syria". The militants say they will fight against "Isil, who has violated the dictates of Allah, until it announces its dissolution".

The Assad regime has taken advantage of the clash between the rebels to continue its offensive against Homs and Aleppo. According to sources in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , yesterday in Homs alone at least 20 civilians were killed in Syrian air raids.

 


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See also
03/01/2014 SYRIA
ISIL jihadists flee Raqqa
08/11/2012 SYRIA-USA-TURKEY
Hillary Clinton in Turkey in search of " the day after Assad "
11/28/2011 SYRIA
Arab League imposes sanctions to stop the killing of civilians in Syria
05/19/2011 SYRIA
United States imposes sanctions on Assad and his government
04/12/2011 SYRIA
University students protests in Damascus as military lay siege to Baniyas

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