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Unity against Assad: Syrian opposition leader

Last Updated: Saturday, October 8, 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 8, 2011 - 21:21
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