Syria dissidents to discuss ways to end war

Rebel fighters walk past a heavily damaged building on October 23, 2014, in the Bustan Pasha neighbourhood of Aleppo, SyriaOpponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime will meet in Cairo to try to reach a common “vision” to end the nearly four-year war, an opposition source said Wednesday. “Several opposition groups and individuals have been in talks for more than two months, and we have been in contact with them to try to reach a joint vision to solve the crisis,” said Munzer Khaddam of the National Democratic Body for Democratic Change, which is tolerated by the regime. Twelve opposition groups as well as Kurdish officials and members of the exiled opposition National Coalition will join the Cairo meeting, said Khaddam.

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