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  • Islamic preacher Maath al-Khatib poses for a photo after being elected president of the newly formed Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, created after the Syrian National Council (SNC) agreed to the new group, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    Syrian Islamist groups reject opposition coalition

    A group of extremist Islamist factions in Syria has rejected the country's new opposition coalition, saying in a video statement they have formed an "Islamic state" in the embattled city of Aleppo to underline that they want nothing to do with the Western-backed bloc.

  • George Sabra, the new head of the Syrian National Council, the main Syrian opposition bloc in exile, speaks to reporters Nov. 10, 2012, during a press conference on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council meeting in Doha, Qatar. (Associated Press)

    Syrian opposition groups reach unity deal

    Syrian anti-government groups struck a deal Sunday under intense international pressure to form a new opposition leadership that will include representatives from the country's disparate factions fighting to topple President Bashar Assad's regime, activists said.

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