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Al-Qaida Splinter Group Moves to Take Eastern Syrian City

An al-Qaida splinter group has wrested control of key parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor from other rebel groups, activists said on Sunday, worsening infighting that has handicapped the insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad. More than 100,000 civilians have fled the province following weeks of intense clashes between Islamist insurgents, the anti- Assad Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Civilians in Deir al-Zor lived through more than...

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