Syrian rebels defy US and pledge allegiance to jihadi group

H/T Taffy in Canada

Telegraph: 

Rebel groups across Syria are defying the United States by pledging their allegiance to a group that Washington will designate today a terrorist organization for its alleged links to al-Qaeda.

Rebel fighters sit at a gun position in the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo.

Rebel fighters sit at a gun position in the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo. Photo: AFP/Getty

By , Beirut

10:03PM GMT 10 Dec 2012

A total of 29 opposition groups, including fighting “brigades” and civilian committees, have signed a petition calling for mass demonstrations in support of Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist group which the White House believes is an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The petition is promoting the slogan “No to American intervention, for we are all Jabhat al-Nusra” and urges supporters to “raise the Jabhat al-Nusra flag” as a “thank you”.

“These are the men for the people of Syria, these are the heroes who belong to us in religion, in blood and in revolution,” read a statement widely circulated on Syrian opposition Facebook pages.

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