TEHRAN (FNA)- The Al-Qaeda-linked militants and armed rebels of the rival Free Syrian Army (FSA) continued their fierce clashes in Idlib countryside in Northwestern Syria on Sunday and Monday.
The town of Bensh in Idlib countryside was the scene of heavy clashes between the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and FSA on Sunday and Monday, FNA dispatches said.
Tens of terrorists from both sides have been killed and dozens more injured during the clashes.
The clashes erupted after the ISIL took hostage several FSA militants in Bensh town and used them a shield during its withdrawal from the town.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.
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