Rival Syria rebel groups agree ceasefire

September 20, 2013 03:59 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:21 pm IST - Cairo

In this file photo, Free Syrian Army men gather at the Turkish border town of Azaz, some 30 km north of Aleppo. FSA has reached a ceasefire with fighters from an al-Qaeda-linked group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

In this file photo, Free Syrian Army men gather at the Turkish border town of Azaz, some 30 km north of Aleppo. FSA has reached a ceasefire with fighters from an al-Qaeda-linked group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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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