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    Syrian Rebels Meet in Qatar

    Syrian rebel fighters stand guard at a check point in Aleppo's northern Izaa quarter, on November 3, 2012. Syrian rebels said they had launched a major assault on a northern airbase used to deploy regime air power, on the eve of a crucial meeting to decide the future of the opposition. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Time to regroup. Opponents to the rule of Bashar al-Assad in Syria are meeting this week in Qatar to reorganize and select new leadership. Nineteen months of violence and bloodshed have continued unabated as the fractured opposition forces battle Assad and his forces. The United States has thrown its support behind a plan to put more military commanders in leadership roles, but it remained unclear Sunday whether the rebels would be able to cooperate with one another long enough to form a coherent leadership team.

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