Rival opposition groups agree on roadmap to end Syria crisis

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The President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Hadi al-Bahra, right, his Vice-President Hisham Marwah, 2nd right, together with members of the National Coordination Body Safwan Akkash, 2nd left, and Khalaf Dahowd address the media during a joint press conference at the International Press Center in Brussels on Friday July 24, 2015. AP

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Damascus, Syria – Syria’s two main political opposition groups announced an agreement on a “roadmap” to end the long-running civil war, opposition officials said on Friday. 

Leading members of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) and the National Coordination Body talked to reporters following a meeting in Brussels, saying the agreement includes establishing a transitional governing body and forming a unified front to stop bloodshed in Syria.

Safwan Akkash, a Syria opposition official said it was the groups’ shared responsibility to protect “Syrian blood”.

The unprecedented agreement between the rival opposition factions is also aimed at founding a representative delegation for any future talks with officials form Assad regime on a possible transitional phase in Syria. 

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi  

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