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Al Qaeda Woos ISIS Anew

Evidence shows al Qaeda and ISIS have curtailed their feud, and are cooperating on the Syrian battlefield, and United States intelligence analysts are closely watching al Qaeda’s overtures to its renegade—and more brutal—offshoot to reunite and fight the West. The Qaeda leadership recently has extended olive branches to ISIS through messages released by the older terror network’s affiliates around the world. The most recent came Oct. 17 from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Experts say local commanders of the rival groups are entering into truces in Syria and that there are areas where the two factions are not fighting.