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April 10, 2013 5:49 PM

Syrian rebel group swears allegiance to al Qaida, complicating Western military aid

The jihadist group at the forefront of Syrian rebel gains on Wednesday pledged allegiance to al Qaida leader Ayman al Zawahiri, underscoring the bind U.S. and Western European governments are in even as they move toward broader military support for moderate elements of the Syrian opposition.

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