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February 25, 2013 8:58 am
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Syrian Rebel Leader: Assad Must Step Down for Civil War to End

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Free Syrian Army rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria, during the country's civil war on Oct. 19, 2012. Photo: VOA News/Wikimedia Commons.

Reuters – A Syrian rebel leader said on Monday there could be no negotiations to end the civil war until President Bashar al-Assad stepped down and leaders of the army and security forces were put on trial.

“We will not go (into talks) unless these demands are realized,” Brigadier Selim Idris, head of a military command, told Al Arabiya Television.

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