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Islamist Rebel Fighters Unite in Damascus Suburb

Three major Islamist rebel groups have launched a joint operations center in an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital in a concerted effort to fight the Syrian government and its allied Russian forces. The al-Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria, is one of the groups that have signed the new agreement, according to a statement the groups released Thursday on social media. The other two are Ahrar al-Sham and the Islamic Union of Jund al-Sham, according to their websites. This...

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