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Syria strike due in days, West tells opposition – sources

Posted By admin On August 27, 2013 @ 9:50 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
August 27, 2013

Western powers have told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces within days, according to sources who attended a meeting between envoys and the Syrian National Coalition in Istanbul.

“The opposition was told in clear terms that action to deter further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime could come as early as in the next few days, and that they should still prepare for peace talks at Geneva,” one of the sources who was at the meeting on Monday told Reuters.

The meeting at a hotel in downtown Istanbul was between senior figures of the Syrian National Coalition, including its president, Ahmad Jarba, and envoys from 11 core “Friends of Syria [2]” alliance members, including Robert Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria who is now Washington’s pointman with the opposition, the sources said.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/27/us-syria-crisis-strike-timing-idUSBRE97Q0GY20130827

[2] Syria: http://www.reuters.com/places/syria

[3] Syria opposition handed Western powers lists of targets for strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-opposition-handed-western-powers-lists-of-targets-for-strike.html

[4] Syria opposition refuses to attend peace talks if Assad participates: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-opposition-refuses-to-attend-peace-talks-if-assad-participates.html

[5] Syrian opposition says west has promised military aid: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-opposition-says-west-has-promised-military-aid.html

[6] ‘US to release report in coming days justifying Syria strike’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-to-release-report-in-coming-days-justifying-syria-strike.html

[7] Opposition figure: major decisions on Syria expected within hours: http://www.prisonplanet.com/opposition-figure-major-decisions-on-syria-expected-within-hours.html

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