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MIDEAST > Syria rebels would accept transition led by regime figure

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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

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.

July/24/2012

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