Syria

Syrian Opposition Fractured Ahead of Peace Conference in Geneva

Lack of consensus not going to help negotiations

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BEIRUT (AP)—Within minutes of opening a Twitter account this past week, the leader of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group received an onslaught of criticism.

"Welcome to Twitter Mr. Western Puppet," one comment to Ahmad al-Jarba read. Others called him a Saudi stooge and scorned the opposition's perceived ineffectiveness.