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Syria opposition abroad seeks to form united front 06/19/2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Syria opposition abroad seeks to form united front



06/19/2011
LONDON — Syrian opposition figures living abroad are seeking to form a common front with activists inside the country to help put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad’s crisis-hit regime.
As Syrian security forces crack down with deadly force on anti-regime protests, opposition activists have met in Turkey and Brussels, shared a platform in London, will visit Moscow and plan a major conference in the US.

But the regime opponents abroad have a tough job ahead of them, both in linking up with anti-regime activists in Syria and in building their own unified resistance.

“It is unfair to expect us to have a unified opposition” following years of oppressive rule, says Najib Ghadbian, a Middle East expert at Arkansas University in the United States.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110619com7.html

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