• The Washington Post


The Syrian opposition chose a new leader Saturday in the hope of ending months of feuding that has eroded most of the little support it once had among Syrians who back the uprising.

Ahmad al-Jarba, a little-known tribal leader from the eastern province of Hasakah, was elected to head the Syrian Opposition Coalition by 55 members of the 114-member council at a gathering in Istanbul, according to a statement from the group.

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