Syrian town seized by gunmen
on 19/09/2013 11:48:09
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said members of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stormed the town of Azaz, forcing members of the Northern Storm Brigade to withdraw.
Rami Abdul-Rahman, who heads the Observatory, said the clashes broke out when ISIL fighters tried to detain a European doctor they accused of taking pictures of their positions in the area. The German doctor escaped and is in a safe location, Mr Abdul-Rahman added.
He said three rebels and two jihadis were killed in the fighting that broke out yesterday and continued until after midnight.