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Six Syrian rebel groups call for ceasefire between warring rebel factions

FSA's Northern Brigade Storm Brigade and an al-Qaeda faction are at a face-off.

Written by Associated Press | Beirut (lebanon) |
October 3, 2013 2:57:00 pm

Six Syrian rebel groups are calling on two major rival rebel factions battling each other in the north to end the infighting.

Six groups released a statement late Wednesday urging the rival factions to ‘cease the fire immediately’ and resolve their differences before an Islamic court.

The two major factions battling in the north are al-Qaeda’s Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on one side,and the Western-backed Free Syrian Army’s Northern Storm Brigade on the other.

The infighting has become an increasingly prominent component in Syria’s conflict,now in its third year.

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The statement was reported by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,which documents the civil war and also rebel-on-rebel fighting.

Among those that signed the appeal are the Islamic Army and the Tawheed Brigade.

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First published on: 03-10-2013 at 02:57:00 pm
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