Syrian rebel, friend of al Qaeda leader, killed by rival Islamists

By Reuters | Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:39 PM

* Infighting between hardline Islamist rebels intensifies

* Killing likely to provoke revenge attacks

* Death of al Qaeda fighter a gift to US, rebel says (Adds detail on al-Soury)

By Mariam Karouny

BEIRUT, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and was close to its current chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by a suicide ...

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