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The Islamic State of Iraq and The Levant launched 3 suicide bombings against forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in the city of Deir Zour east Syria, ISIL said in statement issued yesterday.
Al-Qaeda affiliated said that more than 1000 jihadists had involved in the battles of liberation the oil-wealthy city from Assad’s strongholds.
The statement assured that no rebels from the free Syrian army or any other opposition group had participated in the battles.
The suicide bombers targeted regular army blockades before storming the regime military bases and the security compounds by mortar bombings and Grad missiles.
Activists said 2 Officers of the Republican Guard, Ala Muhammad Sulaiman and Ali Haytham Aliman have been killed by Rebels in Deir Zour
Infighting among Syrian rebels has weakened their efforts to bring down President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict which began as peaceful protests against his rule in March 2011 and has descended into civil war.
ISIL's expansion to north and eastern Syria is alarming. ISIL seems supremely confident of its destiny and has even defied the overall leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri, who earlier this year instructed it to confine its operations to Iraq.
Its "project" is Islamic rule in areas it controls. ISIL has posted videos online showing its members staging games for children and providing social services, but it has also coerced women and girls into wearing the veil and gloves in public. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, it has introduced Islamic dress for schoolchildren and banned men from teaching girls. Fishman says the group has used "internal discipline and good PR efforts to control the darker aspects of its nature, but that is a temporary fix. The group continues to espouse radical ideological concepts (even by al-Qaeda standards)," according to Washington institute, Think Tank.
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