The head of al Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra Front said he saw no solution soon to a conflict with the rival Islamic State group in Syria that has killed hundreds of fighters, according to an interview with Al Jazeera aired on Wednesday.

Nusra Front, loyal to the successors of Osama bin Laden, and Islamic State are the two most powerful forces fighting government forces in Syria. The groups have fought each other since a split in 2013 largely due to a power struggle between leaders.

“There is no solution between us and them in the meantime, or in the foreseeable future. We hope they repent to God and return to their senses…if not then there is nothing but fighting between us,” Abu Mohamad al-Golani told the channel. It was not clear where or when the rare interview took place. […]