Arab League recognises Syria opposition coalition as nation’s ‘legitimate representative’

London, Nov 13: Six Gulf states have reportedly recognised a new Syrian opposition coalition as the country’s ‘legitimate representative’.

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces was unveiled in Doha on Sunday.

The Coalition aims at uniting the various factions seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

The 22-member Arab League later recognised the group as the “legitimate representative” of Syria’s opposition, the BBC reports.

Western nations and Turkey also welcomed the coalition’s creation, the report added.

According to the report, Arab League foreign ministers released a statement calling on other anti-Assad groups to join the opposition coalition.

The group, however, stopped short of giving it full recognition as the representative of the Syrian people. (ANI)