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Syria's opposition groups strike unity deal against Assad

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international...more

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council leader George Sabra during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council leader George Sabra during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council leader George Sabra during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Syrian National Council (SNC) outgoing chief Abdel Basset Sayda (C)congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Syrian National Council (SNC) outgoing chief Abdel Basset Sayda (C)congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed...more

Syrian National Council (SNC) outgoing chief Abdel Basset Sayda (C)congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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