A boy rides a bicycle along a street in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria February 16, 2014. The writing on the wall reads in Arabic "The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant". REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Some 3,300 people have been killed in fighting between rebels seeking President Bashar al-Assad's ouster and their erstwhile jihadist allies since clashes erupted in January, a monitoring group said Wednesday.The Observatory has documented the deaths of 924 ISIL members and 1,380 rebels, including Islamists.It also said more than 700 other fighters from both sides had died in battle but could not be identified, while 29 bodies were found in ISIL bases, most likely executed by the jihadists expulsion before their expulsion. ISIL first appeared in Syria in late spring 2013, but it was not until early January that rival rebels declared war against it. ISIL has entered into battle against moderates, Islamists and even rival jihadists from Al-Nusra Front, the official arm of Al-Qaeda in Syria.
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