WASHINGTON — The infighting along the Turkey-Syria border among Syrian rebels may come to a close, sources say.
Reuters reported that Syrian rebels, located along the Turkish border, have tried to reconcile their differences with each other.
The anti-Islamist Syrian rebel groups have issued an ultimatum to Islamist, al-Qaeda-linked fighters in the region. They called for a stop to the infighting and demanded the Islamsits leave the area within 48 hours or face even more violence.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, linked with al-Qaeda, seized the town of Azaz last month and has fought with the Syrian rebel group Northern Storm Brigade since then. An attempt at a peace deal did not hold together for long between the two.
The dispute will be resolved by an Islamic court in the city of Aleppo.
Infighting like this has not endeared the Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is backed by Russia and Iran. Assad has agreed to give up his chemical weapons, which the West accused him of using on rebel forces, in exchange for the West staying out of the two-year-old civil war.
Assad’s government called the agreement a “victory“.