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Iraq Qaeda leader rebuffs move to end dispute with Syria group: SITE

RIYADH (Reuters) - An audio recording attributed to the head of al Qaeda in Iraq suggests he has rebuffed efforts by the group's global leader Ayman al-Zawahri to end a dispute with the movement's Syrian wing, the SITE Monitoring group reported on Saturday. Full story

Police: Santa Monica gunman left farewell note

John Zawahri left a farewell note in which he expressed remorse for killing his father and brother but left no explanation for the rampage that left them and three others dead in Santa Monica, police said Thursday. Full story

Coroner releases details on Santa Monica deaths

The father of a man that police say killed five people last week in Santa Monica was shot multiple times, and the brother of the shooter was shot once in the chest, the coroner's office disclosed Wednesday. Full story

Santa Monica gunman was mentally evaluated

A Santa Monica gunman who killed five people last week was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation in 2006 after police found bomb-making materials at his home. Full story

Zawahri steps into row between Syrian and Iraqi al Qaeda wings

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has intervened in a dispute between the Iraqi and Syrian branches of his network, telling both to "stop arguing", Qatar-based Al Jazeera television reported. Full story

Syria's Nusra rebels say support Qaeda's Zawahri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's rebel al-Nusra Front, one of the most effective forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad, pledged allegiance to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri in an audio recording posted on the Internet on Wednesday. Full story

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