Terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) seized control on Tuesday over Abu Kamal city in the province of Deir Ezzor, near the borders with Iraq, Al-Manar Websitel correspondent reported.
The opposition UK-based Syrian Observatory confirmed the news, stating that ISIL controls now large parts of Abu Kamal city, following violent clashes with opposition battalions and the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front terrorist group, calling itself ‘al-Qaeda in the Levant’.
Scores of Al-Nusra militants killed in the clashes, including two military commanders of the armed groups.
Sources in Abu Kamal told the Observatory that ISIL seized full control over the city, citing the stop of clashes at Tuesday dawn.
“ISIL also took over the village of Kassar located to the north of the Shaheel town, the stronghold of Al-Nusra Front in Syria,” the sources added.
Al-Manar Website reporter said that ISIL terrorists started a large-scale operation in search for wanted militiamen of Al-Nusra Front.
Source: Al-Manar Website