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Al-Qaida Affiliate Goes on Syrian Offensive

Al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria has redoubled its efforts against Islamic State with its fighters pressing attacks on a militia in southern Syria that recently swore allegiance to its jihadist rival.   The clashes are being seen as part of a bid by al-Qaida’s Jabhat al-Nusra to revitalize its fortunes in Syria, a strategy that has seen it taking the lead in offensives elsewhere in the war-torn country against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Analysts say al-Nusra is...

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