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Fighting continues between Syria's disparate rebel groups

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 01:27

Jan. 10 - Just two weeks before planned peace talks over Syria, fighting continues between Syria's disparate rebel factions. Mana Rabiee reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL Syrian state TV released these images on Friday... Dozens of rebels reportedly killed by government forces in the western city of Homs. But for over a week now, rebels have also been fighting a fierce battle on another front. One against a rival rebel group affiliated with Al Qaeda. This video posted online Friday, which Reuters can't verify, purports to show some of that fighting in Aleppo province. The Al Qaeda affiliate is called the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant - or ISIL. Led by foreign jihadists, it wants to establish an Islamist caliphate near the Iraqi border. On Friday, fighting continued between the ISIL and rebel groups hoping to seize their strongholds. The fighting comes two weeks before the planned renewal of peace talks, dubbed Geneva 2. Several factions of Syria's disparate opposition groups met in Cordoba, Spain, on Friday, some for the first time. They couldn't agree who among them, if any, should attend the talks. Some 500 people are thought to have died in Syria's rebel-on-rebel fighting over the past week. Nearly three years into the conflict that's killed some 130,000 people, the opposition to Assad is fragmenting. And the prospect for peace at the upcoming talks appear dim.

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Fighting continues between Syria's disparate rebel groups

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 01:27