Al-Qaida forces in Syria amass near crossing to Turkey, continue push against US-backed rebels

November 3, 2014 11:45 AM

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Al-Qaida forces in Syria amass near crossing to Turkey, continue push against US-backed rebels

Smoke rises above the Syrian city of Kobani after an airstrike by the US led coalition, seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) (The Associated Press)

BEIRUT – Syrian activists say al-Qaida fighters are amassing in a Syrian border town in what appears to be an attempt to seize a nearby Turkish border crossing from Syrian rebels.

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