National coalition to oppose Syria’s Assad formed
Doha: Brushing aside earlier reports of a failure to form a credible alternative to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the opposition groups finally managed to form a national coalition on Sunday.
The hard won coalition was formed after opposition leaders signed a 12-point agreement, according to leading dissident Riad Seif.
The agreement was based on US-backed reformative measures.
A prominent opposition leader, Haitham al-Maleh, declared that the formal signing ceremony would take place in the evening itself.
Former prime minister Riad Hijab felt that the coalition is a step towards toppling the regime.
Organisers of the coalition, particularly Qatar and the US, had hoped for the formation of a body that could build bridges to groups inside Syria and channel aid money to them.
US and senior Arab League officials had signaled they would recognise any new body that could bring together disparate factions. It had suggested that aid money would again start to flow.
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