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Opposition raids Syrian mission in Cairo


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Opposition raids Syrian mission in Cairo

Syrian opposition members raided a Damascus diplomatic mission in Cairo on Monday in the wake of President Bashar al-Assad’s referendum back in their home country.

Reaction among rebels and activists to the vote on a new constitution has ranged from contempt to anger.

Housed in a temporary base next to Arab League headquarters, members of the Syrian opposition Karama Party questioned Assad’s democratic credentials.

“This man was not elected. His father died then he became president. And people do not know that he became president with the blessing of Madeleine Albright – she came and she bought into him as president. He was never elected and he brought on this referendum and for what?” asked Akram Abdul Dayem.

The current US administration has roundly condemned the referendum and like many Western powers is calling for an end to the Assad regime.

Ministers from the Arab League are to hold a summit in Iraq next month to discuss developments. Both Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been advocating arming Syrian Rebels.

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