Key Free Syrian Army leader Kamal Hamami was murdered by an al-Qaeda-linked Islamic group this week. Hamami was meeting with the rival group to discuss battle plans. He ended up being the first casualty.
The BBC reported:
A senior member of the Free Syrian Army is reported to have been killed by a rival rebel group linked to al-Qaeda.
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Kamal Hamami, of the group’s Supreme Military Council, was meeting members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “to discuss battle plans”.
A Free Syrian Army spokesman said he received a call from the group saying they had killed Kamal Hamami.
It is part of an escalating struggle within the armed uprising between moderates and Islamists.
The BBC’s Paul Wood says a civil war within a civil war is building within the opposition as the two sides engage in a battle that is partly over the spoils and partly ideological.