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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

France recognizes terrorist rebel Al-Qaida Syrian opposition - Syria to be destroyed like Libya? NATO to the rescue?

(Reuters) - France became the first Western power to recognize a fledgling Syrian opposition coalition fully, stepping out beyond the United States, which said on Wednesday the body must first show its clout inside Syria. Six Gulf Arab states recognized the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces on Monday and France followed suit the next day, unlike its European partners.

President Francois Hollande's decisive posture on Syria recalled that of his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy on Libya last year, when France led calls for NATO action to protect civilians which effectively helped Libyan rebels topple Muammar Gaddafi.

Read on: France recognizes new Syria opposition, U.S. restrained | Reuters

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