Disputes erupt in ranks of ISIL in Syria’s Hasakah

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Militants of the Islamic State in Syria's Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Fierce clashes broke out on Friday between factions of al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State (previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ‘ISIL’) in Margada town in sourthern Hasakah, northeast of Syria.

These developments came after clashes stopped between the Islamic State on the one hand and al-Nusra Front and the Islamic Front on the other hand, in the town of Margada and the surrounding villages.

Ahmad Husseini, an activist based in Hasakah city, told ARA News that internal clashes (described as ‘the worst between Libyan battalion of al-Battar, a faction of the Islamic State, with militants of to another battalion within the ISIL group’) broke out in the town of Margada after ISIL killed al-Sharii, a fighter of al-Battar battalion.

“Clashes renewed on Saturday between ISIL factions in the town of Margada, leaving a number of dead and wounded in the group’s ranks, as a state of panic spread among residents of the town (Margada) amid fears of the return of violence to the central town,” Husseini said.

Noteworthy, the the Islamic State (ISIL) seized control of large areas of the south countryside of Hasakah city after battles with rebels of al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) and the Islamic Front.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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