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Syrian National Council quits opposition coalition

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The biggest bloc in Syria's opposition-in-exile, the Syrian National Council, said late Monday it was quitting the umbrella Syrian National Coalition in protest over the Geneva II peace talks with the Damascus regime.

The group said taking part in the talks would renege on its "commitments" to not enter negotiations until Syrian President Bashar al-Assad left power -- something he refuses to do.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/syrian-national-council-quits-opposition-coalition-0