Unity against Assad: Syrian opposition leader
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 21:21
Stockholm: A prominent Syrian opposition figure says coordinating the country's fragmented opposition is "very important, even urgent" if the pro-democracy revolution is to advance further.

Bourhan Ghalioun, the unofficial chairman of the newly formed Syrian National Council, says he expects the organisation will be recognised "in the coming few weeks."

The creation of the broad-based council was announced last week in Turkey, but it has not yet been recognised as a legal representative of the Syrian people by any country or international body.

Ghalioun was one of nearly one hundred opponents meeting today in Stockholm to discuss ways to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime, following months of unrest and bloody crackdowns on protesters that has left thousands dead.


First Published: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 21:21

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