Syrian opposition forms united front
Syrian opposition movements declared the establishment of a “historic” united front against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime at a meeting in Turkey on Sunday. According to AFP, Paris-based academic Burhan Ghalioun said: “The Syrian National Council reunites the forces of the opposition and the peaceful revolution.”
Uniting groups across the political spectrum, “it represents the Syrian revolution both inside and outside the country,” he said. Ghalioun said the SNC was “open to all Syrians.”
The new group is to hold a general assembly of 190 members at the outset of next month, “probably in Turkey,” Kodmani said.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army had “taken complete control of Rastan, and 50 tanks left on Sunday” the town in Homs province. Dozens of residents are reported killed.
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