Islamist group seizes Damascus suburb from rivals: monitor




 
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January 4th, 2015  
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Topic: Islamist group seizes Damascus suburb from rivals: monitor


BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist fighters seized a suburb east of Damascus on Sunday after driving out a smaller rival insurgent group in deadly clashes, a monitoring group said, the latest example of rebel infighting in Syria's nearly four-year conflict. Fighters from the Army of Islam clashed with members of the Army of the Nation group in Douma, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Both groups include Sunni Muslim fighters opposed to President Bashar al-Assad's government, and the fighting is seen as more of a turf war than a conflict over ideology. ...

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