Militant Infighting

In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. Al-Qaida is using U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets, a reunification that intelligence analysts say would allow al-Qaida to capitalize on the younger group’s ruthless advance across the region. (AP Photo, Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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