Rebels of the Free Syrian Army have reached a ceasefire with fighters from an al-Qaeda-linked group after clashes over control of a northern Syrian town, an activist group says.

The Northern Storm Brigade, loyal to the Free Syrian Army, and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) agreed to an immediate ceasefire in Azaz, near the Turkish border, and an exchange of prisoners, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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