Qatar calls for support to Syria rebel fighters

December 12, 2012 15:05

MARRAKECH - Qatar said on Wednesday Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad were on the verge of victory and said the world had a duty to support them.

Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told a "Friends of Syria" meeting in Morocco that Assad's rule was finished after the 20-month-old uprising which has brought rebel fighters to the edge of Damascus.

"This meeting has exceptional significance. It is taking place at a time when the Syrian people are about to complete their victory and achieve their legitimate aspirations for which they have sacrificed their blood and souls," Sheikh Hamad said.

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