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Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Pushes Regime Out Of Major City

AP | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweepi...

Future Of Syria's Al Qaeda Branch In Question After Military Chief Killed

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

By Tom Perry and Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, March 6 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syrian branch was left reeling on Friday after its military chief was killed...

Blast In Syria Kills Top Al Qaeda Commander Of Nusra Front: Reports

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, March 5 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its...

ISIS Expands It Control In Syria

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages a...

Report: Al Qaeda Splinter Group Executes 13 In Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 14 (Reuters) - An al Qaeda splinter group in Syria executed at least 13 people including relatives of fighters from rival rebel groups b...

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Says Syrian Al-Qaida Group Aspires To Attack U.S.

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official says a Syrian militant group tied to al-Qaida, the al-Nusra Front, aspires to attack the United...

Al Qaeda Chief Calls On Islamic Groups In Syria To End Infighting

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of al-Qaida called on rival Islamic groups in Syria to end their infighting and focus on battling President Bashar Assad's ...

Group: Over 1000 Killed In Syria Rebel Infighting

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people have died in two weeks of fighting between al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria and rival rebels, a ...

Syrian Al Qaeda Branch Calls For Truce

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The head of an al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria called on Tuesday for a ceasefire between opposition factions who have...

Syrian Rebels' Fight With Al Qaeda Group Spreads

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebel fighters freed at least 50 people Monday held captive by an al-Qaida-linked faction after clashes between the rival sides...

Syrian Rebels Battle Al Qaeda-Linked Fighters

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels seized a compound held by al-Qaida-linked militants Sunday as their one-time allies used car bombs against them, some of...

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...

Al Qaeda Linked Rebels Declare War On Fellow Rebels

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria have declared an offensive against two other insurgent factions, underlining growing tu...

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Wants Syria Vote To Be Held On 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) thinks the House of Representatives should vote down a Syria war resolution on 9/11, in support of the vic...

NEW FRONT: Assassination Of Syrian Rebel Commander Means War

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 12 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamou...

Spain Arrests 8 Suspected Al Qaeda Recruiters

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

MADRID — Spanish police say they have arrested eight people suspected of recruiting jihadist militants for al-Qaida-linked groups in Syria. The...

Al Qaeda's Comeback In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syr...

Friend Or Foe?

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

ALEPPO, Syria — The presence of foreign Islamic militants battling Syria's regime is raising concerns over the possible injection of al-Qaida's ...

Iraq Says Al Qaeda Militants Crossing Into Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

BAGHDAD, July 5 (Reuters) - Iraq said on Thursday that it believed militants loyal to al Qaeda were crossing from Iraq into Syria to carry out attac...

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...