Syria rebel infighting forces over 60,000 to flee homes: monitoring group

A resident walks past damaged buildings in the Damascus suburb of ZamalkaFighting between al Qaeda's Syria branch and a splinter group in eastern Syria has forced more than 60,000 people to flee their homes, emptied villages and killed scores of fighters, a monitoring group said. Infighting among rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad has undermined the three-year-old uprising against his rule and killed thousands of people since the start of the year. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said late on Saturday that al Qaeda's Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, had taken over control of the town of Abreeha from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a former al Qaeda affiliate formally disowned by the group this year.


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