Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership




 
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Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership
 
September 25th, 2013  
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Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership
By Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrian rebels have broken with the Western-backed coalition to form a new Islamist force that may pressure President Bashar al-Assad but also undermine the West's hopes of putting its friends in his place. Ever more divided on a battlefield where Assad's better armed troops have been gaining ground, allies of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were among 13 disparate rebel factions to disown the exile leadership and support an Islamic alliance that includes the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, commanders said on Tuesday. ...




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