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Moderate Syrian Cleric to Lead Opposition

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition groups have elected a moderate cleric, Maath al-Khatib, to lead a new coalition uniting the disparate factions fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Khatib is a former imam at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and was imprisoned several times for criticizing Mr. Assad’s rule before leaving Syria this year. Opposition members also voted […]

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