World Bulletin / News Desk
The chief of Syria's Al-Nusra Front called on Tuesday for an end to fighting between rebel groups and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
In an audio recording, Abu Mohamed al-Jolani announced an initiative to end the fighting, including a "ceasefire" and the establishment of an independent Islamic committee to serve as a mediator.
Jolani criticized the ISIL for applying inappropriate policies, saying that this was a major reason for triggering the conflict.
Syrian rebels have killed 34 foreign fighters from ISIL in the northwest of the country over the last three days.
The leader said that all those fighting are jihadis and Muslims and some people on the margins took advantage of the infighting to advance American interests.
Al-Nusra Front's leader said the infighting will only lead to the loss of a "great jihadi arena".
The leader cited the arrest of al-Nusra's commander in Raqqa, who has either been killed or imprisoned.
Meanwhile, a senior commander of the ISIL was killed in a clash in Aleppo with the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
While the activists in the Syrian city of Aleppo confirmed commander Hadji Bakr's death, the group is yet to make a statement on the issue.Last Mod: 07 Ocak 2014, 17:44