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Stories with person: Ayman al-Zawahri
  • Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch 
    Updated: May-29-16 7:31 am

    BEIRUT - Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United States to weaken the militants has in many ways backfired.