Clashes in east Syria kill more than 40 fighters

October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More

Oct 16, – Syrian activists say that two days of heavy clashes between Kurdish fighters and Al Qaeda-linked rebels in the northeast have killed at least 41 on both sides. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the clashes in Hassakeh province pitted Kurdish militias against rebels from two Al Qaeda-linked factions Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

hromedia Clashes in east Syria kill more than 40 fighters arab uprising2Such rebel infighting has become common in recent months in the northeast, which has a large Kurdish population.

Observatory’s director Rami Abdul-Rahman said Wednesday that 29 of the dead are from the two extremist groups, while the remaining 12 are Kurdish fighters.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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