REUTERS/Molhem Barakat - A fighter from the Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra rests at a checkpoint in Aleppo, October 26, 2013.
Al Qaeda’s Most Dangerous Stronghold
November 11, 2013,
Bruce Riedel explains how two al Qaeda franchises have exploited civil conflict to gain a stronghold along the border of Syria and Iraq. With no end in sight to either conflict, al Qaeda is finding fertile ground for attracting foreign jihadists and continuing a dangerous resurgence across the heart of the Arab World, he argues.