March 18, 2013
Khalid Saleh, the spokesman for the opposition Syrian National Coalition, speaks Monday to reporters in Istanbul, Turkey. The coalition began a push Monday to form an interim government to administer rebel-held parts of Syria.
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Ending Syria’s civil war through negotiations seemed an even more remote prospect Monday, as the main opposition group tried to set up a rival government to President Bashar Assad’s regime and the U.S. said it won’t stop allies from arming the rebels.