Saddam vows victory over Assad – by Reuters
Islamic State fighters fired mortars at government soldiers in Al-Bab city, north of the capital, as they tried to advance toward Aleppo province, according to media reports.
Government military sources reported that the insurgents attacked army positions in the eastern district of Al-Bab on Monday and Tuesday, with reports of two attacks in the same day.
Abu Omar and the Free Syrian Army have clashed frequently with Islamic State as it has made advances in the east and north of Syria, as well as in the neighbouring country of Iraq.
At least 14,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said last month that Islamic State has taken over at least 150 towns and cities across Syria, making it the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis, with more than 100 million people needing food assistance.
An estimated 3.7 million people are fighting in Syria.