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Rebel groups unite in Syria's Aleppo

Two Free Syrian Army factions join forces in northern province, amid deep divisions within rebel ranks across country.

Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 16:26
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Two rebel groups say they have have formed a joint command in Aleppo, a move that could improve the chances of the rebels increasing their control over the Syrian province.

Allies of the Syrian opposition have repeatedly called for the rebels to unite as a precondition for military support from the West.

But anti-regime fighters remain largely divided across the country.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.

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