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US declares support for united Syrian opposition

Published on Nov 12, 2012 11:51 AM
A Syrian opposition fighter is pictured in a destroyed house after hard clashes with Syrian regime forces in Ras al-Ain on Nov 10, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States late on Sunday declared its support for the united Syrian opposition after various groups opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad decided to come together following talks in Doha, Qatar.

"We look forward to supporting the National Coalition as it charts a course toward the end of Assad's bloody rule and the start of the peaceful, just, democratic future that all the people of Syria deserve," State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement.