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Syrian rebel infighting kills 12 al-Qaeda fighters

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BEIRUT (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Activists say latest clashes in northern Syria between Kurdish opposition fighters and rebels linked to al-Qaida have killed 12 Islamic fighters.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the clashes took place overnight in the northeastern Hassakeh province.

The dead were all members of two al-Qaida linked groups.

The rebel-on-rebel violence turned into a war within a war earlier this week after a powerful Kurdish militia called on its supporters to fight al-Qaida-affiliated groups to avenge a recent killing of a prominent political leader.

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