Activists report fierce battles in eastern Syria
Activists are reporting heavy fighting between rival jihadi groups in a Syrian oil-rich eastern province that borders Iraq.


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Monday's fighting is concentrated on the eastern parts of the Deir el-Zour province. An activist based in the province who goes by the name of Abdul-Aziz Sheik says many tribesmen have joined the battle against al-Qaida breakaway group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (AP)