Split within Al Qaeda Over Syrian Rebels Grows

Ultra-hardline splinter group gains jihadist backing
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Sharp divisions among al Qaeda terrorists in the Middle East are continuing despite a recent appeal by the group’s top leader to heal the rift between two warring factions.

Israelis Fear Palestinians Fighting in Syria Will Bring Terror Home

Al Qaeda affiliated militias in Syria training Palestinian recruits
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JERUSALEM—Concern in Jerusalem over possible spillover of the Syrian civil war across Israel’s northern border is being supplanted by concern over the return of local Arabs who have fought in the ranks of al Qaeda affiliated militias in Syria and been radicalized.