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Clinton calls for Syrian opposition overhaul
 
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to leave Egypt on July 15, after a weekend visit in which she was met with protests that could point to Egyptian suspicion of American meddling.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to leave Egypt on July 15, after a weekend visit in which she was met with protests that could point to Egyptian suspicion of American meddling.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called for an overhaul of the leadership of Syria's rebel opposition, which is locked in a bloody stalemate with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Making her remarks during a visit to Croatia, Clinton said the Syrian National Council, composed largely of Syrian exiles, should be augmented with those on "the front lines fighting and dying to obtain their freedom." Analysts said the shift marked a more proactive attempt by the Obama administration to craft a more credible opposition movement.

 

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