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France warns that Syria could succumb to extremists

Rebels plead for more help from nations

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition leaders pleaded Monday for funds and political backing from the international community as France warned that extremists could prevail in Syria if nations fail to honor their pledges of support.

The warning from Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius reflects growing concern over the rising power of Islamic militant groups that have joined the rebels fighting to topple the regime of President Bashar Assad of Syria.

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