Syria arrests 2 opposition figures heading for Lebanon

By REUTERS
December 30, 2015 19:37

BEIRUT - Syrian authorities arrested two members of the country's internal opposition on Wednesday as they were traveling to Lebanon, two monitoring groups said.

Ahmad al Asrawi and Munir Bitar had both been appointed earlier this month to a joint opposition body formed in Saudi Arabia that also includes exiled opposition figures and representatives of armed groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

The two men were detained near the Lebanese border, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Another monitoring group, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, confirmed the arrests.


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