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Syria opposition says US funding counterproductive

Syria’s liberal opposition has said it will not accept money from a U.S. offer to fund democratic groups in the country, saying that its credibility would be damaged if it took the cash. A group of a dozen parties, known as the Damascus Declaration, said on Monday they had enough resources on their own to press ahead with a campaign for peaceful change to end a 40-year monopoly by the Baath Party on power. “The Damascus Declaration refuses foreign funding, including the $5 million from the U.S. State Department for the Syrian opposition,” a statement by the group said. Full Story

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