Syria's Rebels Turn on Each Other

Jan 27, 2017 | 18:49 GMT
Syria's Rebels Turn on Each Other
Syrian rebel groups have long had a contentious relationship but generally have managed to work together. But fighting among the two main rebel factions has erupted this week amid growing distrust over the influence of foreign backers.

Demoralized by the loss of Aleppo and at odds over foreign ties, Syria's two most important rebel groups have turned on one another this week. The fight in northern Syria, particularly in Idlib province, has pitted Ahrar al-Sham against Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. The Salafist groups historically have had strong ties, even as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham targeted other rebel factions, which were themselves divided....

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