Syria: Truce ends clashes among Turkey-backed rebels in northwest Syria
Clashes among Syrian rebel groups backed by Turkey ended on Sunday after they agreed to a truce, residents and rebel sources said, easing fears of wider internecine warfare among opponents of President Bashar al Assad’s rule.
Rebel negotiators told Reuters that Turkey, which maintains thousands of troops inside northwest Syria, mediated a deal among Failaq al Sham, Levant Front, Jaish al Islam and Ahrar al Sham.
They are part of the Syrian National Army coalition of armed opposition groups backed by Turkey.
At least eight people were killed and scores injured on Saturday in fighting among the factions near al Bab city in northwest Syria’s Aleppo province.