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July 2, 2012 9:18 pm

Syrian Opposition Meets With Arab League, Urged to Unite

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

VOA – Syrian opposition leaders and Arab diplomats began a two-day conference in Cairo Monday under the auspices of the Arab League to consider measures to step up pressure against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

While urging opposition figures to unite, Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby blasted Mr. Assad for flouting written agreements and resorting to military might rather than political means. He said it is impossible to ignore the heavy-handed tactics that the regime has employed against its people.

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