Lebanese army pushes on in bid to crush camp for interna시흥안마나비야lly displaced people in Baniyas, northern Aleppo province.
Militants in eastern Syria have clashed with government troops in the town of Baniyas, where rebel fighters and Assad loyalists battled overnight.
At least 36 people were killed in the fighting in Baniyas city, which borders the city of Aleppo, Syrian state news agency SANA온라인 바카라 said.
Meanwhile, the al-Nusra Front’s commander, Abu Sayyaf al-Jaziri, said that he will continue fighting in eastern Syria «until its results are fulfilled».
«The army of jihadi Islam will be victorious, the regime and its collaborators will not be able to escape that battlefield,» he was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.
Jaziri’s statement came as the US-led coalition began air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), using British warplanes.
A total of 3,800 US and British special forces have joined the effort to fight ISIS and other extremists in Syria and Iraq.
But the UK Foreign Office said there were no plans for further air strikes.
The US-led coalition is launching the operation against ISIS because it is believed to have been responsible for the deaths of up to 3,000 people.
Al-Nusra has been blamed for a massacre in Houla, Syr진주출장마사지ia last October which killed hundreds of its fighters, including a large number of children.
There has also been an escalation in cross-border violence, which in recent months has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians, especially in the Idlib governorate where Syrian government forces have been battling an al-Nusra Front affiliate.