BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Kurdish gunmen have captured a crossing point on Syria's border with Iraq after three days of intense infighting among rebel groups.
An Iraqi intelligence official confirms that Kurdish rebels now hold the crossing point, one of two main crossings with Iraq. The official says Baghdad sent reinforcements to the area to prevent any spillover of violence.
Kurdish groups control a large swath of northern Syria, and they are suspicious of Islamic groups who have moved into predominantly Kurdish areas in the chaos of the civil war. Clashes between their fighters and jihadists in northern and northeastern areas of Syria have killed hundreds of people in the past months.
The border crossing point was under Syrian government control until hard-line rebels captured it in March.
The capture of the border point came hours after Syrian TV claimed that the leader of a powerful jihadist group (Jabhat al-Nusra) had been killed. Syrian rebels are denying that.
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