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Syrian Opposition Delays Forming Government

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The Syrian opposition has postponed forming a transitional government.

After a meeting in Istanbul, opposition leaders said Monday they have created a five-person committee to consult with opposition forces, the Free Syrian Army and what the opposition called "friendly" countries before making proposals on an interim body.

The Syrian National Coalition was formed in November and has since been recognized by more than 110 countries as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. It is calling for President Bashar al-Assad to leave power.

Fighting in Syria continues as rebels try to end Assad's 12-year rule, and government forces battle what they describe as "terrorists."

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 70 people died in fighting Sunday.

The United Nations says at least 60,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2011.
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by: Anonymous
January 21, 2013 9:51 PM
The Syrian National Coalition was formed in November and has since been recognized by more than 110 countries as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.... Bashar al Assad is just a tyrant occupier now, there is zero reason he should be fighting anyone, he does not represent Syria anymore. He is a nobody. Anything he does illegal can be used in a court of law. He should face the New Syrian judicial system for crimes against the nation of Syria.

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