APNewsBreak: Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo released by WAM, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates, show Emirati pilots at an air base in Jordan. The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the extremists pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where they have established a self-declared proto-state. Militants in several countries - including Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia - have pledged allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AP Photo/WAM, File)ISTANBUL (AP) — Casting aside U.S. concerns about aiding extremist groups, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have converged on an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad.


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