Assad foes hint he can avoid trial if he resigns

Posted: February 5, 2013 at 3:04 a.m.

Syria’s opposition coalition gave qualified backing Monday to its leader’s surprise offer last week for a dialogue with President Bashar Assad to end the civil war, pressing him to respond definitively and even offering the added inducement that he could avoid trial if he resigns and leaves the country.

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