Monday, January 28, 2013

France fears Islamist rise in Syria unless opposition helped

France's foreign minister said on Monday Syria risks falling into the hands of Islamist militant groups if supporters of the Syrian opposition do not do more to help it in a 22-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

Addressing the opening of a conference in Paris with senior members of the Syrian National Coalition, Laurent Fabius said the meeting must focus on making the opposition politically and militarily cohesive to encourage international assistance.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/28/us-syria-crisis-talks-idUSBRE90R0D720130128