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Syria's opposition piece together political framework

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 01:08

July 4 - Syrian opposition groups cobble together a united document describing their plans for the country's political future, despite in-fighting. Julie Noce reports.

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Syrian opposition groups meeting to forge a framework for the future, do agree on one thing... the outster of President Bashar al-Assad. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN OPPOSITION LEADER, KAMAL AL-LABUANY, SAYING: "The attendees all agree that the political solution to the crisis in Syria begins with the fall of the regime, represented by Bashar Al-Assad along with his government and the guarantee of trying those involved in the killing of Syrians." But the two day conference in Cairo was far from unified. Shouting and pushing between delegates erupted after the Kurdish delegation said they were leaving the conference because the supporting document didn't include them. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MEMBER OF SYRIAN KURDISH COUNCIL OPPOSITION, MOHAMED MOUSSA MOHAMED, SAYING: "We say loud and clear, that the alternatives presented for the interim period must be one of democracy, and not one acting with the same mind set as that of the Syrian regime." The appearance of a failed united front makes international support for the opposition all the more difficult. Julie Noce Reuters

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Syria's opposition piece together political framework

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 01:08