Rebel fighters stand on a tank belonging to the Islamic Front near Nairab military airport, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo February 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Hosam Katan)
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Tehran is assisting Al-Qaeda operatives based in Iran to transfer Sunni fighters to Syria, the Obama administration charged Thursday.Suri is believed to be responsible for overseeing Al-Qaeda efforts to transfer experienced fighters from Pakistan to Syria. The Treasury said he was involved in organizing and maintaining routes by which recruits could travel to Syria via Turkey. The Nusra Front is fighting Assad forces in northern Syria and was blacklisted by the U.S. in 2012 as a terrorist organization for links with Al-Qaeda.
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