Rebel-on-Rebel Violence Seizes Syria

(Wall Street Journal) Noiur Malas - Across northern and eastern Syria, units of the jihadist group ISIS, an Iraqi al-Qaeda outfit whose formal name is the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, are seizing territory from Western-backed rebels. Some U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters now consider the extremists to be as big a threat to their survival as the forces of President Assad. "It's a three-front war," a U.S. official said. The FSA rebels face the Assad regime, forces from its Lebanese ally Hizbullah, and now the multinational jihadist ranks of ISIS.

2013-09-20 00:00:00

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