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Assad’s foes get nod from Obama

They represent Syria, he asserts

Posted: December 12, 2012 at 12:55 a.m.

A Syrian rebel watches a government aircraft Tuesday in the sky over Fafeen village north of Aleppo, near the Sheik Suleiman military base that rebels reportedly seized after a two-day battle.

President Barack Obama declared Syria’s main opposition group the sole “legitimate representative” of its country’s people Tuesday, deeming the move “a big step” in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime.

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