ISIS and al-Qaeda agree to deal in Syria

Baghdad: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria have reached a deal to stop fighting each other.
Isil and Jabhat al-Nusra have battled bitterly for more than a year to dominate the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
However, citing a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander, the two groups had promised to stop fighting and team up in attacks in some areas of northern Syria.
If confirmed, the deal would represent a serious blow to the US-led coalition’s strategy in combating Isil. There was no confirmation of such a deal from US officials.