11th November 2012
New head of the Syrian Opposition, the moderate Sunni Muslim imam of Damascus’ Umayyad mosque, Cleric Moaz al-Khatib, had earlier attempted to bring the conflict to an end and in an interview with Reuters news agency in July said: “I want the Syrian people to remain as one hand.”
The new body will be called the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.
Delegates said the body would carry representation for ethnic Kurds, Christians, Alawites and women. Of the 60 places, 22 will be reserved for the SNC.
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