Syrian Rebel Group Breaks Calls for Islamic Law

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A radical new turn in the civil war in Syria as about a dozen rebel factions broke with the Western-backed opposition and called for Islamic law in the country.

The Syrian National Coalition is the political arm of the Free Syrian Army and is the main force supported by Gulf states and the West.

Now, 11 groups have broken with the SNC, declaring they are not bound by its authority. They also said any new government in Syria should be based on Islamic Shariah law.

The breakaway groups include an al Qaeda-affiliate that's considered a terrorist group by the United States.

Observers say the move deals a big blow to the opposition backed by Western nations like the United States.

"If the groups involved stand by this statement, I think this could be a very big deal, especially if it develops into a more-structured alliance instead of just a joint position," political analyst Aron Lund said.

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