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Al-Qaida Affiliate Pull out of Northern Syria Strongholds

An al-Qaida affiliate rebel group pulled out from strategic areas of northern Syria near the Turkish border on Sunday after coming under heavy fire from other Islamist brigades, opposition activists said. Fighting erupted in the last few days between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al-Qaida division led by foreign jihadists, and other home-grown Islamist groups, including the al Nusra Front, another al-Qaida affiliate. The clash was a culmination of tensions over...

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