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Al-Qaida militants in Syria kill ISIS suspects

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A militant Islamist fighter uses a mobile phone to film his fellow fighters taking part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014

A Syrian war monitor and a news agency of an al-Qaida-linked group say militants have shot dead eight men suspected of being members of ISIS group a day after a suicide bombing killed seven people in a restaurant in northwestern Syria.


Friday's explosion in Idlib was the latest in a string of bombings in the city where lawlessness is rampant. Idlib is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, controlled by the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, HTS, or Levant Liberation Committee.


The HTS-linked Ibaa news agency said HTS members shot dead members of ISIS sleepers cells on Saturday, in front of the restaurant where the attack occurred.


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the shootings outside the restaurant.

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