lunes, 25 de febrero de 2013


Syria's leading opposition group will decide Saturday whether to go along with a proposal that it form a new, inclusive rebel body that could transition into a new government, a move widely seen as necessary in the effort to oust President Bashar al-Assad. The decision by the exiled Syrian National Council comes as it is under pressure by the United States and Arab nations, primarily Qatar, to unite with various rebel factions. The move comes as fighting between government and rebel forces escalate amid reports that al-Assad is losing his grip on the country that his family has ruled for more than four decades. Under the proposal put forward, the council would become part of a new opposition group that would set up a de-facto government inside rebel-held areas of Syria. The opposition meeting in Doha, Qatar, came amid reports that two suicide car bombs targeted Syrian security forces in the flashpoint city of Daraa, the birthplace of the uprising that began in March 2011. Dozens of soldiers were killed and wounded in the attack that saw two cars drive into a garden of an officer's club before detonating, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-linked group that tallies reported deaths and abuses on both sides of the conflict. The attack followed opposition claims that government forces killed at least 61 people in fighting across Syria on Saturday. At least 29 of them were killed in Damascus and its suburbs, according to the opposition Local <b>...</b>
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