09:53 GMT20 January 2021
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    The recent victories of the Syrian army and its allies across Syria, especially in Aleppo province, have seemingly widened a rift between the militant groups in the country, which have engaged in serious clashes with each other.

    Heavy battles have erupted between two rebel groups – Jaysh al-Islam (meaning Army of Islam) and Jaysh Tahrir al-Sham in Damascus province, as militants continue to lose ground in Syria, according to reports from the Iranian News Agency FARS.

    A Su-35 fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces prepares for a takeoff at the Hmeimim airbase in Syria's Latakia province.
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    This is not the first report of infighting between the rebel groups in the country.

    Earlier in December, heavy fighting reportedly erupted between the Daesh (also known as ISIL/ISIS) and other terrorist groups in the Northern part of Aleppo province, leaving casualties on both sides.

    On December 7, a group of terrorists was killed in an exchange of fire between Daesh and other militant groups in the village of Kafra in Aleppo province.
    In subseguent infighting, the Mo'arez (Dissident) and Thowar rebeo groups have reportedly stormed Daesh positions in the Northern parts of Aleppo province and captured two villages, the agency quotes its militant sources as saying.

    The sources also said that Mo'arez terrorists pushed back the Daesh militants and took control of al-Kharbah and al-Qazal villages near the border with Turkey after hours of clashes.

    The rival terrorist groups announced earlier that they had killed tens of the Daesh militants in a car-bomb attack in the Daesh-held Thowran village.

    On Monday, the Daesh was reportedly engaged in heavy clashes with rival militants in Dalha village in the Northern countryside of Aleppo.

    Reports said that Daesh launched heavy mortar attacks on the strongholds of other militant groups in the area.

    Local sources said that Daesh mortar shelling was conducted in Marea, a town some 25 kilometers North of Aleppo city.

    There have been no reports of the targets or any possible casualties.

    Sources said last week that the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front has declared war on Daesh militants after a dispute over the latter’s prisoner exchange with the Lebanese Army.


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