Transitional government for areas under rebel control


Lead opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition-SNC announced Saturday it would form a transitional government to rule areas under rebel control. The Moscow talks between the SNC and the Assad regime due to open early next month which will reflect Syria’s fragmentation as a result of the civil war. DEBKAfile: This cannot be a straight split between the Assad regime and the rebels because of their internal divisions. The SNC speaks for one-third of rebel-held territory. The other two-thirds are in the hands of militias which don’t recognize its authority, including the al Qaeda-linked groups.

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