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Syrian opposition leader requests European recognition


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President of Syrian National Coalition (SNC) Mouaz Alkhatib talks during an interview with Reuters at his house in Cairo, July 25, 2012. Europe should recognise a Syrian opposition coalition as a provisional government, enabling it to seek weapons for the fight against President Bashar al-Assad, the new body's leader said on November 13, 2012. Picture taken July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/Files