En senior-leder i Den frie syriske hær er blitt drept av en Al-Qaida-tilknyttet gruppe under et møte som var sammenkalt for å diskutere koordinering av angrep. Al-Qaida-gruppen sier den vil drepe alle kommandanter tilhørende Den frie syriske hær.
Det er m.a.o en krigserklæring. Slik har borgerkrigen i Syria fått en krig innen krigen.
Kamal Hamami, of the group’s Supreme Military Council, was meeting members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant «to discuss battle plans».
A Free Syrian Army spokesman said he received a call from the group saying they had killed Kamal Hamami.
It is part of an escalating struggle within the armed uprising between moderates and Islamists.
The BBC’s Paul Woods says a civil war within a civil war is building within the opposition as the two sides engage in a battle that is partly over the spoils and partly ideological.
Mr Hamami, also known as Abu Bassel al-Ladkani, had been meeting members of the Islamic State in the port city of Latakia «to discuss battle plans», Free Syrian Army spokesman Qassem Saadeddine said.
«The Islamic State phoned me saying that they killed Abu Bassel and that they will kill all of the Supreme Military Council,» he told Reuters news agency.