Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo flying Islamist flags as they head to a frontline, on May 26, 2015.AFP PHOTO / AMC / FADI AL-HALABI
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Rebel militias of all stripes – from the Free Syrian Army, Islamist groups and Al-Qaeda's Nusra Front – have all sent fighters to counter against the new offensive by ISIS.The Syrian Islamic Council, which represents several dozen religious groups and is based in Turkey, called on the various rebel groups to fight against ISIS, which it accused of seeking to head off a rebel push against government forces in Aleppo.It and Aleppo-based rebel groups accused ISIS of being in league with the regime of President Bashar Assad.
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