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Syria opposition calls on Assad to hand over power

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The Syrian opposition leader Wednesday called on President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to a transitional government, as UN-led peace talks opened in Switzerland.

"I call on (the regime delegation) to immediately sign the Geneva 1 communique (setting out) the transfer of powers from Assad, including for the army and security, to a transition government," Ahmad Jarba, president of the Syrian National Coalition, told the delegations gathered in the city of Montreux.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140122/syria-opposition-calls-assad-hand-over-power