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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:51 PM

Concern Raised Over Popularity Of al-Qaeda Linked Group al-Nusra Front In Syria

Saudi Arabia and Qatar have expressed alarm at the rise of al- Qaeda aligned group al-Nusra front in Syria.

The two Gulf Arab states rooting for President Bashar al-Assad's overthrow appear to be chafing at Western pressure to keep out of the fight.

They argue that building ties through aid and advice to favoured opposition groups is the only way to ensure other, hardline Islamist factions are sidelined.

The US and Europe want to avoid arming rebel militias for fear that weaponry will find its way to ultra-orthodox Sunni Muslim groups close to jihadis like al-Qaeda.

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http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0220/368775-syria/

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:01 PM

1. Rebels just captured Nuclear site

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