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Jihadis capture northern Syrian town near Turkey

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DAMASCUS, Syria — Al-Qaida-linked gunmen in northern Syria captured a town near the Turkish border after heavy clashes with a rebel group in the area, activists said today.

It was the latest development in what has been a new component in the Syrian conflict — stepped-up infighting between extremists with ties to al-Qaida and Western-backed opposition groups. The U.S. and its European and Gulf allies are increasingly concerned about the rising prominence of Islamists among the rebels, who have been playing a major role in the battles against President Bashar Assad’s forces.

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