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Syria opposition government head Ghassan Hitto resigns
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:26:08 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23232189

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The Syrian opposition figure tasked with forming an interim government to administer rebel-held areas has resigned, citing an inability to do so.

In a statement, Ghassan Hitto said he would "continue working for the interests of the revolution".

His decision follows a leadership overhaul by the National Coalition.

Ahmed Jarba was named leader of the main opposition alliance on Saturday as Saudi-backed candidates defeated those allied with Qatar in several elections.

On Monday, Mr Jarba warned that there was a "real humanitarian disaster" in the central city of Homs and said he was prepared to offer President Bashar al-Assad a truce during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan to stop the fighting there.

As government forces continued an offensive on opposition-held districts of Homs, state media said the army had killed "terrorists" in several areas, including Bab Houd in the Old City and several outlying towns.

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