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Syria - Jun 19, 2011 - 18:25

Last modified: 19 Jun 2011 15:25

Syrian opposition activists have set up a "National Council" to struggle against the Damascus regime, a group of dissidents, including their spokesman Jamil Saib, announced Sunday.

"We announce the creation of a National Council to lead the Syrian revolution, comprising all communities and representatives of national political forces inside and outside Syria," they said in a statement made near the Turkish-Syrian border.