Al-Qaida announces it is breaking ties with militant group fighting in Syria

  • by: MAAMOUN YOUSSEF , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 3, 2014 - 8:00 AM

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's central leadership broke off ties with one of the most powerful militant groups in Syria, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and distanced itself from the rebel infighting in that country's civil war, according to a statement Monday.

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