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Two dozen militants slain in Syria infighting

More than two dozen militants have been killed in clashes between Takfiri Daesh terrorists and rival terror groups in a southern district of the Syrian capital, Damascus, a monitoring group says.

The militants were killed on Sunday in an exchange of fire between the rival extremist groups on the edges of the Qadam neighborhood, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the group, said Daesh militants captured two streets in Qadam.

Also on Sunday, a mortar attack carried out by foreign-backed militants against the Abu Rummaneh neighborhood of Damascus killed a baby girl and wounded at least four other Syrians.

Syria has been the scene of a deadly turmoil since March 2011. Reports say more than 240,000 people have so far been killed in the conflict.

Over 7.2 million Syrians have also been internally displaced and more than four million others have been forced to flee to neighboring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon.

Daesh extremists, who are also operating in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan, have carried out such atrocities as beheadings and crucifixions against all ethnic minorities and religious communities in the areas they control.

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