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U.S. Says Airstrikes Target 'Khorasan Cell' Of Syria Qaeda Group

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Syria Strategy In Tatters As U.S.-Backed Rebels Lose To Al Qaeda

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate U.S.-backed Syrian rebels seemed weaker than ever on Monday after a weekend of major defeats in the northwestern region of the...

REPORT: U.S. Strikes On Al Qaeda Faction Failed

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. airstrikes in Syria in September that were aimed at a faction of al Qaeda militan...

ISIS Isn't The Only Terror Group The U.S. Is Targeting In Syria

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

The Pentagon announced late on Monday that the U.S. had started launching airstrikes in Syria targeting the Islamic State group, the brutal terrorist ...

Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Issues Warning To Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, told Lebanon's Sunni Muslims they must support its cause or "pay the price" an...

Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing With Israel

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Height...

Video Of First American Suicide Bomber In Syria Emerges

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civ...

Al Qaeda Chief Urges Militants To Leave 'Political Disaster' In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

RIYADH, May 3 (Reuters) - Iraqi al Qaeda's entry into Syria's civil war caused "a political disaster" for Islamist militants there, the movement's g...

Al-Qaeda Linked Group Ramps Up Mideast Violence

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending the Sunni community against what it sees as persecution by Shiite-dominated gov...

Syrian Opposition Continues To Battle Al Qaeda-Backed Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating th...

Syria's New Friend in Cairo

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Egypt's emboldened interim-government has embarked on a dramatic new path, which includes a restoration of Egyptian-Syrian relations. The growing Egyptian-Syrian partnership has potential to significantly alter the Middle East's balance of power when the conflicts in both countries finally resolve.

Joshua Hersh

Kerry Admits Extremist Groups Are Syrian Rebels' 'Best Fighters'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Tuesday afternoon that extremist brigades are among the best fighters in the Syrian rebel forces currently ...

Al Qaeda Reportedly Kills Commander Of Syrian Rebel Group

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) - Militants linked to al Qaeda in Syria killed a senior figure in the Western- and Arab-backed Free Syrian army on Thursda...

Al Qaeda Leader Announces Annulment Between Merged Terror Groups

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida's leader has tried to end squabbling between the terror network's Syrian and Iraqi branches, ordering the two groups to remain...

Al Qaeda Leader Calls On Sunnis To Fight In Syria

AP | SEBASTIAN SCHEINER and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

QUNEITRA, Golan Heights — Syrian rebels briefly seized control of a border crossing along the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Thursday, prom...

Syrian Extremists Pledge Allegiance To Al Qaeda

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Tensions emerged Wednesday in a newly announced alliance between al-Qaida's franchise in Iraq and the most powerful Syrian rebel factio...

Tilling the Ground for the Seeds of Terrorism

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

After more than 10 years of war against al Qaeda and the accompanying global "war on terrorism," we have failed to learn that our actions create reactions.

Syria and Lessons Learned

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Before we declare our support for any side in a civil war, shouldn't we know who and what we are supporting?

Jihadists Claims Responsibility For Syria Attacks

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT — An al-Qaida-inspired group claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks across Syria, the latest evidence that extremists are exploitin...

U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda Behind Syria Bombings

McClatchy | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi branch of al Qaida, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings in...