Assad allows foes to meet in Syria
Rebel in exile says group ineffective, used as propaganda tool
Posted: September 24, 2012 at 4:58 a.m.
Syrian opposition figures who reject foreign intervention in Syria’s 18-month conflict called for the ouster of President Bashar Assad at a rare meeting Sunday in the nation’s capital. The gathering was tolerated by the regime in an apparent attempt to lend credibility to its claims that it remains open to political change despite its bloody crackdown on dissent.
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