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Syrian Opposition to Meet in Tunisia on Friday

The first congress of the Syrian National Council, the opposition's most representative grouping, will open in the Tunisian capital on Friday, an official said.

The three-day meeting will be attended by SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun and about 200 other members, the outfit's Tunis representative Abdullah Terkmani said on Wednesday.

Terkmani said Arab ambassadors and rights activists would also attend the meeting to be held in Gammarth, a northern suburb of Tunis. The congress was originally scheduled to have been held in September but was deferred due to the explosive situation in Syria.

Source: Agence France Presse


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