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Syrian rebels push al Qaeda affiliate from Aleppo

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 - 01:24

Jan. 17 - Syrian rebels oust an al Qaeda-linked faction from Aleppo, a serious blow to the group after two weeks of infighting that has undercut insurgency against al-Assad. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Syrian rebels take the fight to al-qaeda linked forces in Aleppo. Amateur video which can not be independently verified by Reuters appears to show celebrations as a faction of the rebel led Free Syrian Army claims victory over soldiers from the al-qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The fighting among the opposotion is allowing government forces to claw back territory around Aleppo. More footage purportedly from Damascus appears to show panic in the streets in the aftermath of an airstrike on the Yarmouk camp -- home to thousands of Palestinian refugees. The UN delivered aid to Yarmouk Thursday -- a day after it said that Syrian authorities had promised to allow humanitarian supplies through to areas cut off by fighting Syria is home to about half a million Palestinian refugees. Those who have not fled have been trapped for months with rebels under a government siege. Ahead of planned peace talks next week, rights groups say at least 1,000 people have been killed in fighting this month alone-- in a war that has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people.

Syrian rebels push al Qaeda affiliate from Aleppo

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 - 01:24

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