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Caucasus Islamists In Syria Announce Split From Al-Qaeda-Linked Rebels

A group of Islamist militants from the North Caucasus who are fighting in Syria have announced that they are splitting from a major Al-Qaeda-linkied rebel group to form an independent battalion. A group calling itself "the Mujahedin of the Caucsasus in the Levant" announced its decision to split from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in a video posted on a social-media website on September 3. News agencies have been unable to verify the authenticity of the video. (Reuters)