Syrian rebels join forces, elect military command

Posted: December 9, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.

Syrian refugees cross the Orontes River into Turkey on Saturday. Turkey is among several nations that have recognized the Syrian rebels’ National Alliance.

Rebel commanders from across Syria have joined forces under a united command they hope will increase coordination between diverse fighting groups and streamline the pathway for arms essential to their struggle against President Bashar Assad.


Uprising in Syria

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