Syrian refugees newly arrived in Turkey look at the Syrian border from the Turkish side on January 14, 2014 in Kilis. (AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE)
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Border smuggling highlights Nusra's service effortFor a modest fee, Ibrahim leads Syrians across the Turkish border, one of many services his organization, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, provides to those in need. Thousands have fled following an outbreak of clashes pitting Islamist and moderate rebels against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), a feared Al-Qaeda affiliate with roots in the Iraq war.Since the fighting erupted with ISIS, thousands have crossed every day, fleeing an increasingly brutal war in which the unfinished struggle to overthrow President Bashar Assad is just one of many fronts.Rebels from the Islamic Front and ISIS were battling for control of Jarablus, the Syrian town on the other side of the border, and a huge car bomb had exploded the day before, killing several people.Three months ago, ISIS shot dead two men in a public execution.
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