Smoke rises after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near Sheikh Najjar in Aleppo March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Islamist militants and their local supporters have killed at least 22 people in a village in northern Syria near the Turkish border, opposition activists said on Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group quoted residents in Shuyukh, 100 km (65 miles) northeast of Aleppo, as saying that militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), had killed 12 fighters from rival rebel groups and at least 10 local tribesmen, including a 16-year-old. More than 3,300 people have been killed in fighting between ISIL, most of whose fighters are foreign, and other insurgents, including Al-Qaeda's official Syria branch, the Nusra Front.
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