ISIL 'reaching out' to Syria rebels: audio message

The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has reached out to other rebel groups in Syria to head off infighting, in an audio message posted online Sunday.

"Today, the (Islamic) state is reaching out to you to stop fighting us, to focus on fighting the nusairiyah," the voice in the message, purportedly that of ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said, using the term often used by jihadists when referring to the Syrian regime.