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Gulf Arab states recognise Syrian opposition coalition

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:45 GMT
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DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said on Monday it will recognise Syria's newly formed opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

Syrian opposition groups struck a deal in Doha on Sunday to form a broad coalition to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

"The GCC declares its recognition of the Syrian national coalition ... as the legitimate representative of the brotherly Syrian people," Abdulatif al-Zayani, the GCC's secretary general, said in a statement.

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