Al-Qaeda leader urges rival Syria groups to unite
The leader of al-Qaeda has urged jihadis in Syria to unite, an appeal likely aimed at rival affiliates of his terror network fighting there to oust President Bashar Assad.


Ayman al-Zawahri says fighters must "rise above organizational loyalties and party partisanship" and unite behind the goal of setting up an Islamic state. However, he suggests he will not impose unity, saying in an audio message Friday that "what you agree upon will also be our choice." (AP)