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With IS in Coalition Cross-Hairs, al-Qaida's Syria Affiliate Reemerges

The almost singular focus by the United States and some of its coalition partners on defeating the group known as the Islamic State appears to be giving new life to the group's chief rival. U.S. intelligence officials say despite hitting a low point about 10 months ago, al-Qaida affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra has rebounded, increasingly casting itself as a critical player in the battle for Syria’s future.   “The Nusra Front’s exploitation of the Syrian conflict to advance...

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