Al Arabiya (tv network)
Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered
Shake-up of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group ordered

As the Obama administration seeks $500 million in additional aid for Syrian rebels, a leading figure of the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has ordered the disbanding and complete restructuring of the group's military wing. The shake-up is the latest sign of disarray within the Syrian National Coalition, the exile-based opposition umbrella group backed by Washington and its allies. The Obama administration has touted the coalition as an alternative to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has backed the group with funds and equipment. Ahmad Tomeh, prime minister of the coalition's opposition government, ordered the dissolution of the Supreme Military...