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Syria’s Local Coordination Committees Threatens To Withdraw From Syrian National Council

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT, Lebanon – A key activist group threatened Thursday to withdraw from Syria’s main opposition umbrella grouping, saying the council has drifted away from the spirit of the Syrian revolution. A pullout by the Local Coordination Committees … 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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Syria’s SNC to snub Arab-backed unity talks

ROME, Italy – Syria’s leading opposition group will not take part in talks sponsored by the Arab League aimed at fixing deep divisions within its ranks, a member of the group’s executive council said on Monday. “The SNC (Syrian National … Continue reading

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Brotherhood steps up to unify Assad’s opponents in Syria

By: Liz Sly ISTANBUL, Turkey – After three decades of persecution that virtually eradicated its presence, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has become the dominant group in the fragmented opposition movement in a 14-month uprising against the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad. … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition rejects elections ‘under gunfire’

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syria’s main opposition group on Monday slammed the regime for holding parliamentary polls “under gunfire,” saying it did not have the legitimacy to run elections. The Syrian National Council, an exiled opposition umbrella organisation, in a statement … Continue reading

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Syrian National Council: Syrian opposition eliminates internal disagreements

KILLIS, Turkey -The internal disagreements that exist within the Syrian opposition are eliminated through the mediation of Turkey and Qatar, Syrian National Council representative Khaled Kammal told Trend. “Earlier, there were some disagreements between the Syrian and Kurdish oppositions. But … Continue reading

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New Syrian group claims legitimacy to rival SNC

PARIS – The son of Syria’s last democratically elected prime minister presented what he called an “interim government” on Thursday, saying it had the legitimacy that the main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), lacked. Nofal al Dawalibi, a … Continue reading

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Institute for the Study of War: Understanding Syria’s Political Opposition

Institute for the Study of War: Understanding Syria’s Political Opposition

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