Syrian militants pledge allegiance to al-Qaida

Syrian militants pledge allegiance to al-Qaida

BEIRUT (AP) - The leader of an Islamic extremist rebel group in Syria pledged allegiance today to al-Qaida and its leader for the first time. Abu Mohammad al-Golani, head of Jabhat al-Nusra or the Nusra Front, confirmed his rebel group was tied to al-Qaida in Iraq in an audio message posted on militant websites.

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