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Ex-Vice President Khaddam unlikely ally for Syrian opposition

A call by Syrian ex-Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam for regime change in Damascus has won scant support from the opposition which remains unconvinced by his apparent conversion, analysts say. From exile in an opulent Paris home, Khaddam has mounted a media campaign since late December for a popular uprising against President Bashar Assad, whom he accuses of ordering former Lebanese Premier Rafik Hariri’s murder. He believes the Syrian people have had their fill of the “oppression and corruption” of the regime, leading him to be branded a “traitor” at home and thrown out of the ruling Baath Party. Full Story

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