ISIS, al-Qaeda fight over ‘revenge’ in Aleppo

Posted October 04, 2018 07:12:22 ISIS fighters and al-Nusra Front fighters battled for control of the eastern districts of Aleppo as the Syrian war continued to rage.

A rebel commander in the eastern city of Douma said that ISIS militants were on the move and they were targeting civilians in their areas.

He said the fighters of al-Nusrah Front, a rebel group that fought alongside al-Assad, were trying to recapture the districts from ISIS.

Rebels also reported on Monday that they had launched an offensive in the town of Khan al-Assal to retake a key strategic village.

At least one civilian was killed in a clash between pro-government forces and rebels in the al-Tawheed district, in the Aleppo countryside, according to the Observatory.

In the town, pro-Assad forces launched a counter-offensive against rebels who were shelling the town in the direction of Aleppo, according a rebel commander who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Al-Nusra’s military wing, the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, has launched attacks on government forces in Aleppo, with some of its members being killed, according the Observatory, which tracks the Syrian conflict.

Syrian government forces also launched a new offensive in Aleppo on Monday, with the government shelling pro-regime areas in the capital.

The offensive comes amid increased fighting in Aleppo and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that more than 300 people were killed in clashes on Monday.

The Syrian government said in a statement that the offensive would include a number of military bases, including military hospitals and schools.

The statement did not elaborate.

As the battle raged on in Aleppo province, pro, pro -alliance, pro and pro-rebel forces were battling on the outskirts of the city, which fell to the rebels last month.

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