Syria rebels declare Islamist state
Factions in Aleppo spurn new Western-backed opposition coalition
Posted: November 20, 2012 at 4:45 a.m.
Syria’s increasingly powerful Islamist rebel factions rejected the country’s new Western backed opposition coalition and unilaterally declared an Islamic state in the key battleground of Aleppo, a sign of the seemingly intractable splits among those fighting to topple President Bashar Assad.
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