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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - Wael Merza
Syrian anti-government groups struck a deal Sunday under intense international pressure to form a new opposition leadership that will include representatives from the country's disparate factions fighting to topple President Bashar Assad's regime, activists said.
He said the SNC will retain its independence as a group, but will also fully back the wider opposition coalition.
Another SNC member, Wael Merza, said the new group had the support of major regional backers including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey, which can open up "new channels for funding."