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        10/9/2013, Cheshvan 5, 5774

      Syrian Rebel Leader Defects to "Army of Islam"


      One of the commanders of the armed rebel units operating in Syria announced he is joining the ranks of "the Army of Islam." The new military network comprises 43 Islamist groups under the joint leadership of Sheikh Mohammed Zahran. The groups seek to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Some groups are affiliated with the Egyptian based Muslim Brotherhood, others with Al-Qaeda.

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