February 15, 2012 / 9:20 PM / 6 years ago

Opposition re-elects Ghalioun as its head: source

DUBAI (Reuters) - Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad re-elected Burhan Ghalioun as head of the Syrian National Council, a senior member of the body said after a meeting in the Qatari capital Doha on Wednesday.

Opposition leaders last month agreed at a meeting in Istanbul to give Ghalioun a one-month extension as head of the council after earlier rejecting a draft accord he had signed with a rival opposition group.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi Editing by Maria Golovnina

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