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Syrian opposition leader seeks Arab League seat

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Syria’s opposition leader has urged leaders at the Arab League Summit to give Syria’s empty seat to his Syrian National Coalition (SNC).

Ahmad Al-Jarba was speaking at the meeting in Kuwait on Tuesday. He said leaving Syria’s seat empty sends the wrong message to President Bashar Al-Assad, that it is waiting for him until the battle is over.

“I am not calling on you (Arab states) to declare any war, but to support our case and find a solution that guarantees our country and its interests, and the interest of the entire Arab world,” said Al-Jarba.

“We would like you to announce that you will defend the Syrian people, who are facing one of the most horrible wars targeting unarmed people,” the SNC leader added.

Syria’s war entered its fourth year this month. At least 140,000 people have died in the conflict and millions have been forced to flee.

The summit is expected to agree on more humanitarian action in Syria, as well as discuss other regional challenges.