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Syria urges UN action against Qaeda rebels

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Syria demanded Thursday that the UN slap sanctions on a jihadist group after it pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda, as the opposition accused regime forces of "savage" killings in the country's south. 

A Syrian rebel patrols in the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 11, 2013. Syria Thursday demanded that the UN slap sanctions on a jihadist rebel group after it pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda, as the opposition accused regime forces of "savage" killings in the country's south.

The demand by Damascus that the UN class Al-Nusra Front as an Al-Qaeda-linked group came as G8 foreign ministers meeting in London said they were "appalled" at the spiralling violence but made no mention of supplying arms to the rebels.

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