Syrian Dissident Groups Step Up Pressure On Assad

By: AP
By: AP
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's two largest opposition groups have signed
a draft agreement on setting up a democracy after President Bashar
Assad's regime falls.

The move is so far the most serious by the fractured opposition
to unite against the regime.

Representatives from the Syrian National Council and the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria, or NCB, say the draft was signed in Cairo on Friday night.

NCB's Hassan Abdul-Azim and Omar Idlibi of the SNC told The
Associated Press on Saturday that both groups agree Assad's regime
must go and be replaced by a democracy.

Syria's uprising began in March, inspired by other Arab Spring
revolts.

The U.N. says more than 5,000 people have died as the
government has sought to crush the revolt.


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