Qatar calls for support to Syria rebel fighters

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.