January 15, 2014
A Belgian commander of al Qaeda-linked forces in Syria was killed in fierce clashes between rival rebel groups for the northern town of Saraqeb on Wednesday, activists said.
Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant however denied reports that the local Saraqeb “emir”, known as Abu Baraa al-Jazairi, had been killed.
An array of Syrian rebel groups, including the large alliance known as the Islamic Front, have been trying to push out ISIL, a small but powerful affiliate of al Qaeda with a core of foreign fighters.
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