Jan 13, 2014 8:17 AM by Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Two activist groups say an al-Qaida-linked group has seized a town in northern Syria from rival opposition fighters.
The capture of the town of al-Bab on Monday by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is part of nearly two weeks of intense fighting between the al-Qaida-affiliated group and rebels from Islamist and more moderate factions.
The rebel-on-rebel clashes are the most serious since the Syrian civil war began.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Aleppo Media Center say "Islamic State" gunmen are conducting house-to-house raids in al-Bab in search of rival rebels and civilians who support them.
Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman says the al-Qaida-linked group has arrested dozens of its opponents in the town.
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