'Friends of Syria' Recognize Syrian Opposition
[VOA News] A group of more than 100 nations calling for Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
to step down has formally recognized a newly formed Syrian opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

In another development, a senior U.S. official says the Syrian government recently fired Scud missiles at jihad boys. There was no indication the missiles carried chemical weapons.

The use of Scud missiles could be seen as an escalation of the nearly two-year conflict in Syria, and it comes as more international favor has shifted toward the rebels.

"We want to accelerate the political transition in Syria to stop the bloodshed in this country," said Moroccan Foreign Minister Saadeddine el Othmani, host of the "Friends of Syria" conference in Marrakech that endorsed the opposition Syrian National Coalition.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-13