US officials reportedly mulling expanding airstrikes in Syria to target Al Qaeda-linked group

November 6, 2014 12:03 PM

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U.S. officials are reportedly considering expanding the airstrike campaign in Syria to target an Al Qaeda-linked group that is a rival to the Islamic State, after the extremists reportedly overran Western-backed Syrian rebels in key strongholds.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that U.S. officials have grown increasingly concerned about the advances of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front as it closes in on the key Bab al-Hawa crossing on Syria’s border with Turkey. The crossing is only one of two border crossings that the Free Syrian Army c...

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