Syria's exiled opposition seeks Russian support

June 28, 2011 12:46

MOSCOW - Members of Syria's opposition in exile said they would use a visit to Moscow on Tuesday to urge Russia to condemn a violent crackdown on protests in the Middle Eastern nation.

Opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad were due to meet Moscow's Africa envoy Mikhail Margelov, who has been involved in Rusian efforts to mediate in North Africa and the Middle East -- regions that have been hit by a wave of popular uprisings.

Rights groups say 1,300 civilians have been killed in demonstrations in a three-month revolt against Assad's rule.

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