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Islamist Fighters Withdraw from Syrian Town

An Islamic extremist group is reported to have begun pulling out of a rebel-held area of northern Syria, following an ultimatum from rival jihadi militants. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) withdrew from the town of Azaz and surrounding areas. This week, the rival al-Nusra group, which is affiliated with al-Qaida, said it would force ISIL out of the area if it did not accept mediation by Islamic clerics following...

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