Syria rebels would accept transition led by regime figure

AFP
AFP24 July 2012
A portrait of Syria President Bashar al-Assad is set alight on July 23 during clashes near Aleppo

A portrait of Syria President Bashar al-Assad is set alight on July 23 during clashes between rebel forces and the regime near Aleppo. The Syrian opposition would be willing to accept a transition led temporarily by a member of the regime if President Bashar al-Assad steps aside, the Syrian National Council said on Tuesday.

The Syrian opposition would be willing to accept a transition led temporarily by a member of the regime if President Bashar al-Assad steps aside, the Syrian National Council said on Tuesday.

"We would agree to the departure of Assad and the transfer of his powers to a regime figure, who would lead a transitional period like what happened in Yemen," SNC spokesman Georges Sabra told AFP.

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