The Al-Qaeda-linked Jaysh Al-Islam has stepped up its offensive against the rival Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside and is now preparing for a major attack, military sources announced.
“Jaysh al-Islam is preparing for fresh attacks on ISIL Takfiri terrorist group,” a Syrian military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told FNA on Monday.
The source pointed to the widening gaps and differences between Jaysh al-Islam and the ISIL, and said, “The differences between the two (terrorist) groups are so wide that each of them is now trying to eliminate the other.”
“Jihadist” groups, the major power fighting the government troops of President Bashar al-Assad, have engaged in infighting that has claimed the lives of 7,000 rebels and civilians since the beginning of this year.
The ISIL, strongest among the rebel groups, has already announced the establishment of its…
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