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  Kislev 7, 5773 , 21/11/12

Syrian Rebels Declare Islamic State

Syrian rebels have declared an Islamic state in the Aleppo area, the Associated Press reports. The Islamic factions behind the move have rejected the Western-backed Syrian opposition coalition.

The move comes as the death toll from fighting in Syria passes 40,000.

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