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Syrians React to ‘Immature’ National Coalition
The Syrian National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition group, missed a key chance to restore confidence among its supporters last week at a meeting in Istanbul. After days of wrangling over political representation, the heavily Islamist body offered only five seats to the liberal, Western-backed bloc led by Christian activist and writer Michael Kilo – far below the 22 seats hoped for by Kilo and his supporters. .