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January 17, 2014 6:07 PM

Key anti-Assad rebel leader acknowledges al Qaida past, potentially complicating U.S. aid in Syria

A top official of a major Syrian rebel group acknowledged Friday that he considers himself a member of al Qaida, an admission that undercuts Western hopes that the new Islamic Front would prove to be an acceptable counter to the rising influence of other al Qaida affiliates in Syria.

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