U.S., Syrian Opposition in Dispute Over Al-Qaeda Associated Forces

The U.S. is targeting the outfit, which is attached to the rebel coalition


A group of more than 100 countries and organizations including the United States recognized a new rebel coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people at a "Friends of Syria" meeting in Morocco Wednesday.

The recognition, which followed more than a year of international pressure on Syria's disparate opposition groups to better organize themselves and begin preparing for a post-Assad Syria, was overshadowed by reports that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has started firing Scud missiles at rebel strongholds.