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Syria's main opposition group is in disarray, and its leader Thursday offered to step down, nearly 15 months after the start of an uprising aimed at toppling President Bashar Assad's regime.
Syria's main opposition council is crumbling under the weight of infighting and divisions over issues that cut to the heart of the revolution, including accusations that the movement is becoming as autocratic as the regime it wants to drive out.
Syria accepted a cease-fire drawn up by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan on Tuesday, but the diplomatic breakthrough was swiftly overshadowed by intense clashes between government soldiers and rebels that sent bullets flying into Lebanon.
The Assad regime on Saturday continued to ignore international calls to end the violence.
Western and Arab officials on Friday will demand Syrian President Bashar Assad agree to a cease-fire and allow food and medical aid into his country, as Syria's main opposition group says foreign military intervention may be necessary to enforce "humanitarian corridors."
The Obama administration on Monday condemned Syrian President Bashar Assad's violent 10-month-long crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in his country.
Efforts by the U.S. and the Arab League to work with a unified Syrian opposition have been stymied, mostly because of two opposition groups' disagreement on foreign military action to oust President Bashar Assad.
Efforts by the U.S. and the Arab League to work with a unified Syrian opposition have been stymied, mostly due to two opposition groups' disagreement on foreign military action to oust President Bashar Assad.