Fighters from the Al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) sitting on their tank during a parade in Raqqa, Syria June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)
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Rebel groups from northern and eastern Syria demanded aid Wednesday from the country's exiled opposition to allow them to fight against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) group.ISIS first appeared in Syria's war in late spring 2013 .Some Syrian rebels seeking Assad's ouster initially welcomed the war-hardened ISIS fighters among their ranks.Many months into the fighting, jihadists started to pour into Syria, and in January 2014, the country's rebels including Islamists launched a major offensive against ISIS.
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