34 al-Qaeda Fighters Executed by Rival Syrian Rebels

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Rebel infighting that has spanned several provinces across northern Syria is growing uglier all the time, with the latest  reports that 34 members of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and its allied faction Jund al-Aqsa were captured by rival rebels and summarily executed.

According to the rebel-linked Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the 34 fighters killed were separated from other captured fighters linked to the groups, and only the foreign fighters were killed.

Rebel factions, particularly the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have played up the idea that the foreign-dominated AQI is secretly in league with the Assad government, though in reality they have been among the most aggressive factions targeting Assad territory.

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