Conflicts between Al-Qaeda, FSA militants continue in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- Clashes continued between Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) members in a militant-ruled area in Deir Ezzur province, Eastern Syria.

According to FNA dispatches, disputes which had started yesterday resulted in armed clashes between the members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Al-Kournish street in al-Mayadeen city, al-Kasrah village and a part of Reef al-Boukamal in Deir Ezzur in Eastern Syria.

Reports in the early morning said that fighting still raged on between the FSA and the ISIL militants.

Tens of militants have been killed and dozens more have been injured so far during the clashes which erupted on Sunday.

In Similar clashes on Saturday, tens of militants were killed and many more injured over the share of the militants from the goods looted from the people’s houses and shops in al-Sheikh Meskin city in Southern Syria.

After more than two years of fighting side-by-side and leading one of the bloodiest conflicts in the recent history of Middle-East, FSA and al-Qaeda affiliated groups have been making some moves against each other following reports of West’s alleged concerns over sending more arms to Syria and possibility of them falling into the hands of the terrorists.

Analysts say West’s pressures for opening a way to send arms to militants in Syria and not the terrorists is actually differentiating the anti-Syria armed groups to “good terrorists” and “bad terrorists”.

Militants in Syria have been committing numerous war crimes against people and Syrian army soldiers throughout the country during their bloody war.

Earlier this month, sources said the number of antigovernment combat factions has reached 1750, including the FSA, “State of Iraq and the Levant”, and other groups working for different agendas.

However, the most prominent differences and disputes lie between the FSA and the “State of Iraq and the Levant”, where media sources reported that the latter killed Abu Obeida Al-Binshi, one of the FSA commanders recently.

“The assassination took place after the “State of Iraq and Levant” had taken a number of Malaysians, Syrians and Turks relief workers as hostages,” the sources said last week.

“Following the abduction, a number of the FSA brigades moved in an attempt to release prisoners, which led to clashes between the two opposition groups, and left Abu Obeida Al-Binshi killed,” they elaborated further.

Earlier, a media source in the FSA described the “State of Iraq and Levant” as the movement which turned into a cruel rebel group.

“This organization kills all dissidents without exception, chasing and assassinating them in the areas of Ghouta and Damascus western countryside,” the media source said.

Such incidents were being repeated in Syria during the recent period, signaling a growing tension between the militant groups active under the FSA and the so-called ‘Jihadi’ groups, mainly composed of non-Syrian militants.

By Fars News Agency


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