UK to Decide Soon on Recognizing Syrian Opposition

Newly chosen Syrian opposition leader is on his first visit to the West


Syrian opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib in London on Friday met British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who said he would decide within days whether to officially recognise the newly united coalition.

As Khatib and his deputies met Hague, violence raged inside Syria, with air strikes targeting the eastern outskirts of Damascus and more than 30 people wounded in shelling on a protest in second city Aleppo, a watchdog said.