U.S. airstrikes target al-Qaeda faction in Syria

By Karen DeYoung, Liz Sly, Missy Ryan, November 7, 2014

U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border early Thursday, targeting a group other than the Islamic State for only the second time since the air campaign in the country began and threatening to draw Washington deeper into Syria’s multilayered conflicts.

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