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Video: Opposition leader enters Syria in disguise, visits rebels

BEIRUT — In his first visit to the country since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, one of the opposition leaders from the Syrian National Council disguised himself and crossed into Syria from Turkey on Wednesday, opposition activists said. The … Continue reading

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Ex-opposition chief, Burhan Ghalioun, visits Syria for first time in two years

The former chief of the main opposition Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun, told AFP he visited Syria for a few hours on Tuesday to “boost the morale” of rebels. Ghalioun, who spoke to AFP in Beirut by telephone after his … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition leader offers to resign

The president of the Syrian National Council (SNC), the country’s main opposition bloc, has offered to resign after a key activist group accused him of monopolising power, just two days after he was re-elected for a third three-month term. Burhan … Continue reading

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Syria opposition chief resigns

Syrian National Council chief Burhan Ghalioun said Thursday he is resigning to avert divisions within the opposition bloc, after activists on the ground accused him of monopolising power. “I will not allow myself to be the candidate of division, I … Continue reading

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Syria opposition rift widens with resignation of Burhan Ghalioun

The head of Syria’s main opposition council offered to resign on Thursday “as soon as a replacement is found” after some members threatened to quit, damaging efforts to present a united front against President Bashar al-Assad. Burhan Ghalioun said he … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition chief Ghalioun to resign

The head of Syria’s main opposition bloc, Burhan Ghalioun, has announced that he is resigning, demonstrating the disarray among groups working to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Just two days after his controversial re-election, the Paris-based political scientist said he would … Continue reading

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Syria opposition chief resigns amid infighting

Syrian National Council chief Burhan Ghalioun said Thursday he is resigning to avert divisions within the opposition bloc, after activists on the ground accused him of monopolising power. “I will not allow myself to be the candidate of division, I … Continue reading

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Facing dissent, Syrian exile leader changes tack

By: Oliver Holmes ROME, Italy – Re-elected, somewhat grudgingly, as leader of Syria’s opposition coalition, Burhan Ghalioun says he is determined to break with a year of failure and to rally fellow exiles and their allies behind a new strategy … Continue reading

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Facing dissent, Syrian exile leader changes tack

By: Oliver Holmes Re-elected, somewhat grudgingly, as leader of Syria’s opposition coalition, Burhan Ghalioun says he is determined to break with a year of failure and to rally fellow exiles and their allies behind a new strategy of arming the … Continue reading

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Syria National Council re-elects Ghalioun president

By: James Mackenzie and Khaled Yacoub Oweis ROME, Italy – The splintered opposition Syrian National Council re-elected liberal Burhan Ghalioun as president on Tuesday, two sources at the meeting said, in an apparent move to build on his reputation as a … Continue reading

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