A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.
Yemeni al-Qaeda militants listen as a judge sentences them to jail for plotting attacks in Yemen at the Sana’a court. The court handed out jail sentences ranging between four and 10 years, on charges of forming an armed group to carry out attacks against military, government buildings and foreign interests in Yemen. Read more
Syrians leave an area were Syrian rebels are fighting with government forces for control of Al-Kendi hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 10, 2013. The head of Syria’s jihadist Al-Nusra Front pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in an audio message, but distanced his group from claims it had merged with Al-Qaeda in Iraq.