October 11th, 2011
04:19 AM ET

Syria opposition gains regional backers

Syria's new umbrella opposition group is gaining key backers in the Arab world, with Libya's new authorities recognizing it as the "sole representative of the Syrian people" and a coalition of Egyptian democrats backing it.

The Democratic Alliance for Egypt held a meeting with a Syrian National Council delegation in Egypt, said Sayed el-Badawi, whose al-Wafd party is a member of the alliance.

"The meeting aimed to foster a stronger relationship between the Syrian Council and the Egyptian parties," Adeeb Shishakly, a senior member of the Syrian National Council told CNN. "At the conclusion of the meeting, the 43 parties recognized the Syrian National Council as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people," he said.

Egypt's military and political leaders have not recognized the Syrian opposition group, despite the delegation's efforts.

The Arab League has not recognized it either.

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    October 11, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. George Patton

    Here's more right-wing bla-bla-bla over just how "popular" the Syrian "opposition" is to the al-Assad regime. It seems to me that the right-wing thugs in Washington are now looking for an excuse to go into Syria in order to "help the people".

    October 11, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    So libya's transitional council and one of egypt's political parties are 'key players' in the region? Lol

    October 11, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    And me. The story should read that they are endorsed by Libya's TNC, the Egyptian opposition, and Bimbo the Birthday Clown. I will send an emmisary soon.

    Also, Nude Jumping Jack Day is Nov 1, 2011 in front of City Hall in every major North American City, Noon sharp. Nude Jumping Jacks for Peace and Prosperity.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |