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Published On: Fri, Sep 20th, 2013

Syrian violence: Nearly 40 dead in bombings and rebel groups battle one another

Earlier on Thursday, two bombings in Syria killed at least 39 people in the latest surge in violence, while al-Qaeda-linked fighters tighten their grip on a border town near Turkey after killing and expelling fighters from the main opposition armed group.

No more rebel alliance? Rebel groups are now turning on one another as well as attacking the Assad regime in Syria Michael Thompson from One Love, Earth via wikimedia commons

No more rebel alliance? Rebel groups are now turning on one another as well as attacking the Assad regime in Syria
Michael Thompson from One Love, Earth via wikimedia commons

Activists said 20 people were killed in a car bombing of a government building in the town of Zamalka, near the capital Damascus. 

A roadside bomb struck a bus in a village in the central Homs province, killing 19 people, according to a local government official.

The bombings came a day after al-Qaeda-linked fighters captured a town near the Turkish border in the north of Syria.

An activist group said on Thursday that the town changed hands after heavy clashes between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters who controlled the area.

It was the latest development in what has been a relatively new component in the conflict: growing infighting between fighters with ties to al-Qaeda and Western-backed opposition groups.

Turkey has temporarily shut its border post after the gun battles.

 

 

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