Syria opposition groups hold crucial Doha talks
[Dawn] The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) begins a four-day meeting Sunday in Doha, where the United States will reportedly press for an overhaul of the coalition aiming to topple Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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Details have emerged of plans to reshape the opposition into a representative government-in-exile, after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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charged that the SNC was not representative.
Rebel forces in Syria have criticised the SNC as out of touch, and the opposition is also split ideologically.
The Doha talks come a day after rebels in northern Syria launched an offensive to take control of a key airbase.
Washington is pressing for a makeover of the opposition, with long-time dissident Riad Seif reportedly touted as the potential head of a new government-in-exile dubbed the Syrian National Initiative.Seif and about two dozen other leading opposition fiures gathered in Amman on Thursday and came up with proposals for a new body to represent the disparate groups opposing Assad.
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