'Divided' Syrian opposition seeks 'national pact' to unseat Assad's govt

   Mar 26, 5:12 pm

Damascus, Mar 26 (ANI): Opposition groups in Syria have planned to meet in Turkey in an attempt to draw up a " national pact" on how to ouster President Bashar al-Assad 's government.

According to the main opposition coalition, the Syrian National Council (SNC), all other anti-Assad groups have been invited to the gathering in Istanbul.

The SNC said that it wants to hammer out a pact of shared objectives with all opposition groups, including those that have recently broken away from the council, during the two-day meeting.

The meeting comes as the opposition Free Syrian Army and a rival military council have announced that they will work together to co-ordinate all military activity against the Syrian government, The BBC reports.

It also comes ahead of the "Friends of Syria" gathering on April 1, also to be held in Istanbul. (ANI)

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