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No truce with ISIS, Islamist group says
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BEIRUT: A senior official from the Suqour al-Sham rebel brigade denied Thursday that his group had agreed to a truce with the ultraconservative Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

Multiple news reports Wednesday said the agreement followed weeks of violent clashes pitting ISIS militants against fighters from Suqour al-Sham and fellow members of the Islamic Front alliance, as well as mainstream Free Syrian Army units.

Ahmad Assi, the Suqour al-Sham Brigade’s media official, categorically denied the reported truce, which appeared to have been concluded by a Suqour al-Sham local commander in rural Hama.

Assi told a pro-opposition television station that contacts had been only intermittent with the brigade’s fighters in the area, and insisted that the central leadership of his group had concluded no truce with ISIS, whose objectionable actions in rebel-held areas triggered a bloody campaign against it in various parts of Syria early last month.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 07, 2014, on page 8.
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A senior official from the Suqour al-Sham rebel brigade denied Thursday that his group had agreed to a truce with the ultraconservative Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).
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