Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra members gesture while posing on a tank on Al-Khazan frontline of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province May 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Hamid Khatib)
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Two leading religious figures have responded to a "code of honor" announced over the weekend by the Islamic Front alliance of rebel militias and four other groups.Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, did not sign the document, although it has engaged in joint military activities with many of the signatories.Sheikh Ahmad Moaz Khatib, the former head of the opposition-in-exile National Coalition, praised the document. Pro-opposition news outlets said Khatib made the comments in a letter to an Islamist rebel group, the Asala wa Tanmiya Front, which did not sign the code.
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