Infighting among rival Takfiri groups has intensified in militant-held areas in Syria with reports suggesting that fierce clashes are underway between Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as the al-Nusra Front, and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group in Idlib.
According to the reports carried by Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya on Saturday, al-Nusra terrorists and Ahrar al-Sham Takfiri militants are exchanging fire in the northwestern province of Idlib and suburbs of western Aleppo, using heavy and medium weapons.
On Friday, al-Nusra terrorists pounded the positions of Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam militants with mortar rounds.
Large groups of the civilian lost their lives following the clashes.
Jaish al-Islam ringleaders have called on al-Nusra Front to stop shelling their positions and instead forge a united front against the Syrian troops, but have so far failed to do so.
The latest developments come as reports suggest that major Takfiri groups fighting in Syria are fractured more than anytime as they are struggling to close ranks in the face of army advances on various fronts.
The rift between them is getting deeper as the army has made major advances in its military campaign against the militants, retaking several areas in across the Arab country.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.