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June 11, 2012 11:02 am

Syrian Opposition Chooses Kurd to Lead in Sign of Freedom for Post Assad Era

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Members of Syrian National Council at the first congress in Tunis at 19 December 2011. Photo: wiki commons.

CS Monitor – As fighting intensified between the Syrian regime and rebel fighters this weekend, the main Syrian opposition group chose a new president in a bid to unify the fractious organization and thereby gain greater international support.

The Syrian National Council (SNC) has struggled since its inception last year to establish itself as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and thus has failed to secure the kind of logistical, humanitarian, and military support that helped Libyan rebels to oust Muammar Qaddafi.

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