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Southern Rebels Unite Under ‘Army of Fatah’

Islamist groups form coalition in southern region after united rebel factions make gains in the country's north
Southern Rebels Unite Under ‘Army of Fatah’

According to a video statement released on Saturday, a number of Islamist factions have united to form a new rebel coalition in the south of Syria.

The newly formed alliance, which goes by the name of the Army of Fatah, includes the Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham, Fatah al-Sham, al-Furqan Brigades. Consultations are currently underway to join the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

The move comes after a number of united rebel formations successfully inflicted humiliating defeats on pro-Assad forces over the last two months.

Activists claim Army of Fatah banners and flags can be seen on display in Syria's southern regions.

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