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Syria rebels unite and launch new revolt, against jihadists

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Syrian rebels have united to kill and capture dozens of jihadists in a new "revolution" against an Al-Qaeda affiliate they accuse of worse abuses than the hated President Bashar al-Assad, activists said Saturday. 

People search for survivors amidst the rubble following an airstrike in the Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo on December 17, 2013

Three powerful rebel alliances have taken on fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during two days of fierce combat in Aleppo and Idlib provinces that Syria's main opposition National Coalition said it "fully supports."

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