SYRIAN OPOSITION FORCES: Demanding a Political Transition WITHOUT Assad

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 10.08.56 AMWho takes Assad’s place, that is the bigger question.

RIYADH – Syria’s opposition wants a political transition without President Bashar Assad, said Riad Hijab, who was chosen by Syrian opposition groups as coordinator of a negotiating body to lead future peace talks.

Hijab, elected by members of the body set up in Saudi Arabia last week to represent them in the conflict’s peace process, said Security Council resolutions affirmed a transition without the president and a transitional governing council with full executive powers.

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