The AP quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on the rise of the Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate:

“You are likely to see this sort of behavior from Nusra in Idlib province because they are increasingly the dominant party in this part of Syria, and are in the midst of a concerted effort to eliminate rivals there,” said Faysal Itani, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. “Nusra ultimately wants to rule Syria.”

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