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      Archive: 11/12/2012

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        11/12/2012, Cheshvan 27, 5773

      Syrian Opposition Groups Agree to Unite

      Syria's opposition agreed Sunday to unite against Bashar al-Assad and elected a cleric as its first leader.

      After four days of marathon talks in Qatar, the Syrian National Council finally signed up to a wider, more representative bloc centered on a government-in-waiting, as demanded by Arab and Western states.