Syria's Islamic Rebels Fear US Could Hit Them

September 26, 2014 3:41 AM

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Syria's Islamic Rebels Fear US Could Hit Them

When the United States opened its aerial campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria this week, its first salvo also hit an al-Qaida cell it says was planning terror attacks — a move that has injected more chaos into the conflict and could help President Bashar Assad.

Amid fears they could be targeted next, two rebel factions already have evacuated their bases, and residents in areas under the control of other Islamic brigades cower at home, wondering whether their districts will be hit.

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