ISIL militants attack ex-partners in northern Syria

ISIL militants attack ex-partners in northern Syria
Sat Aug 16, 2014 20:01:12

Militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group have launched attacks on their ex-allies in the Syrian war in the northern parts of Syria, a pro-opposition monitoring group has said.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ statement, there was fierce fighting on Saturday between Syrian militants and ISIL terrorists around Marea.

ISIL militants after seizing a number of villages in Aleppo province bordering Turkey in just three days were advancing towards the towns of Marea and Aazaz, both main strongholds of insurgents.

ISIL grew from al-Qaeda's one-time Iraqi branch and originally fought alongside other Syrian insurgent elements, but it was later denounced by al-Qaeda's leader and turned against both al-Qaeda and Syria militants.

Syria has been gripped by a foreign-hatched insurgency war since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.


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