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Syrian civilians, one draped in the revolutionary flag, walk through the ruins of a destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The area is immersed in a Syrian civil war that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 60,000 people since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began in March, 2011. (Andoni Lubaki/AP)
Syrian civilians, one draped in the revolutionary flag, walk through the ruins of a destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The area is immersed in a Syrian civil war that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 60,000 people since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began in March, 2011. (Andoni Lubaki/AP)

Morning Briefing: Syrian opposition tries to form rival government Add to ...

A summary of what you need to know today, compiled by The Globe’s news desk on March 18, 2013.

Syrian opposition to establish rival government

Syria’s main opposition coalition is beginning a push today to form an interim government to provide services to people living in parts of the country now controlled by rebels, The Associated Press reports. Twelve candidates have been nominated for prime minister, including Osama Kadi, the coalition’s economic adviser, who is from London, Ont.

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