Photo Gallery: How Present Is Al-Qaida in Syria? 08/15/2012
 Western intelligence agencies report that the al-Qaida network, founded by...
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Western intelligence agencies report that the al-Qaida network, founded by Osama bin Laden, has "up to 1,500 combatants" participating in the Syrian civil war. Shown here are rebels with the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo in early August.