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Presence of al-Qaeda raises tension in Syria

Activists say dozens have been killed near Aleppo in fighting between al-Qaeda's branch and other opposition groups.

Last Modified: 09 Jul 2013 00:46
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Al-Qaeda's Syrian branch has been cementing control of villages close to the Turkish border. Their presence has raised tensions with some armed opposition groups and locals.

Activists say dozens have been killed, wounded or imprisoned in the latest fighting.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Dana, Aleppo.

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