Syria rebels would accept transition led by regime figure
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
A picture taken on July 23, 2012 shows a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad burning during clashes between rebels and Syrian troops in the city center of Selehattin, near Aleppo. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC
The Syrian opposition would be willing to accept a transition led temporarily by a member of the regime if President Bashar al-Assad steps aside, the Syrian National Council said on Tuesday.
"We would agree to the departure of Assad and the transfer of his powers to a regime figure, who would lead a transitional period like what happened in Yemen," SNC spokesman Georges Sabra told AFP.