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  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network and taken on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, purports to show Syrians standing in the rubble of a destroyed building from shelling by Syrian forces in the Khaldiyeh neighborhood of Syria's Homs province. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

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  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) welcomes a delegation headed by Abdulbaset Sieda (right), a leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC), in Moscow, on Wednesday. Afterward, Mr. Sieda said he saw "no change" in Moscow's stance. (Associated Press)

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  • coalition member Abdelbaset Sieda told The Associated Press that the "Iranian government must cut relations with the regime and leave the choice to the Syrian people," his comments were notably softer than remarks made by some in the opposition who have taken a downright dismissive posture toward the upcoming peace conference.

    State mulling whether to invite Iran to upcoming Syria talks →

  • The outgoing SNC chief, Abdelbaset Sieda, warned Tuesday that "any action targeting the council (SNC) will intentionally or unintentionally prolong the life of the regime."

    Defector: Most Syrian bomber pilots grounded →

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