The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo44° Rain

Saturday

Hi60° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo42° Showers

Sunday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo39° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi54° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo44° Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi51° Chance Rain

Tuesday Night

Lo44° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Syria death toll rises from rebel infighting

Send to Kindle
Print This

BEIRUT — Activists say the death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria has jumped to 68.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says battles are still raging today, for a second day, around Bukamal town in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province near the Iraqi border. Rebels from the al-Qaida breakaway group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and fighters of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other Islamic groups have been fighting each other in the province for weeks over territory they previously captured together from President Bashar Assad’s forces, including oil-fields.

View my optionsorSign in