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Syria opposition says Assad must go

ISTANBUL, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Syria’s Western-backed opposition agreed on Monday to attend planned peace talks in Geneva but said President Bashar al-Assad could play no part in a transitional government aimed at ending the 2-1/2-year-old civil war. Bashar Hafez al-Assad (born 11 September 1965) is the President of Syria, General Secretary of the Ba’ath […]

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Syria: Talk Is the Solution

New York Times: Syria’s deputy foreign minister, Fayssal Mekdad, said Tuesday that his government aimed to negotiate an end to the country’s civil war by talking with a broad range of Syrians, from religious and community leaders to peaceful opposition groups, dismissing the main Western-backed exile opposition as having little influence on the ground. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/world/middleeast/stance-on-peace-talks-suggests-syria-and-west-differ-on-tactics.html?_r=0 […]

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