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September 20, 2013 5:57 PM

Cease-fire called in Syria between Islamic group, U.S.-backed rebels

A tense cease-fire appeared Friday to have halted fighting between key factions of the rebel movement that’s battling to topple Syria’s President Bashar Assad, but questions remained over whether the arrangement could salvage the relationship between the al Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Sham and the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army, ties that have been crucial to rebel military victories.

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