Qamishli, Syria− Clashes erupted on Wednesday between fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Nusra Front −both are affiliated with al-Qaeda− in Margada village (108 km south of Hasakah), activists reported.
“Heavy weapons were used by ISIL fighters during the clashes. Each group apparently tries to extend its control in the area,” said Mohammad al-Ahmad, a media activist based in Margada area.
According to al-Ahmad, members of ISIL took over large areas inside Margada, while fighters of al-Nusra Front could control the highway which links Margada with Deir ez-Zor city (80km).
“No information yet on the number of casualties,” he added
On the other hand, the Syrian regime’s forces installed barriers on the road between Qamishli and Hasaka, “to be prepared for any possible attacks by rebel groups”, local sources said.
Reporting by: Judi Aziz
Source: ARA News
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