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Syria rebels push al Qaeda back; U.S. open to Iran role

Free Syrian Army fighters cheer during an anti-Syrian regime protest in Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib, January 3, 2014. Picture taken January 3, 2014. REUTERS/Fadi Mashan

Free Syrian Army fighters cheer during an anti-Syrian regime protest in Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib, January 3, 2014. Picture taken January 3, 2014. REUTERS/Fadi Mashan

Free Syrian Army fighters cheer during an anti-Syrian regime protest in Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib, January 3, 2014. Picture taken January 3, 2014. REUTERS/Fadi Mashan
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A Free Syrian Army fighter mans a checkpoint in Idlib, to stop members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from enter Haas village, January 4, 2014. Picture taken January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Fadi Mashan

A Free Syrian Army fighter mans a checkpoint in Idlib, to stop members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from enter Haas village, January 4, 2014. Picture taken January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Fadi Mashan

A Free Syrian Army fighter mans a checkpoint in Idlib, to stop members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from enter Haas village, January 4, 2014. Picture taken January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Fadi Mashan
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