Activists: Syrian rebel infighting kills nearly 50

Sep 12, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT
In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a journalist records a Syrian government solider as he aims his weapon, during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. Heavy fighting between Syrian government troops and rebels flared again on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula. Troops are trying to flush out rebel units, including two that are linked to al
(AP Photo/SANA)

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say infighting between rebel forces in Syria has killed at least 50 in clashes in the country's northeast.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that the fighting took place in Hassakeh province.

It says clashes between Kurdish fighters and members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the past two days left 13 Kurdish gunmen and 35 militants dead.

The two sides have been fighting in northern Syria for months in clashes that left scores of people dead on both sides.

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