Activists say fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in northeastern Syria along the border with Iraq has killed at least 24 fighters.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the 24 died in rebel-on-rebel fighting on Thursday in the oil-rich province of Deir el Zour.

The Observatory says Thursday’s battle was focused around the town of Bukmal, near the Iraq border. Another activist group, the Local Coordination Committee, also reported the infighting. […]