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Rebel versus rebel in Syria

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:14

Amateur video appears to show the Islamic Front, regaining control of a Damascus suburb over the Islamic State, the group that said it wants to create a caliphate. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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It's rebel versus rebel in Syria. Amateur video appears to show a fighter from Syria's Islamic front writing the names of Islamic Front battalions who participated in the battle against the Islamic State -- which follows al Qaeda's hardline ideology. The video which can not be independently verified appears to show members of the Islamic Front collecting the spoils of the fight. More footage is said to show a member of the Islamic Front speaking to a group of men and boys allegedly detained. He gestures at a child who stands up and says they intend to prepare sessions to discuss how they "got mixed up in matters of Islamic faith" and got involved with Islamic State. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that rebels expelled the Islamic State from four areas in the Damascus region. A war within a war that has already killed more than 160,000 people.

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Rebel versus rebel in Syria

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:14