Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani is quoted by McClatchy on US efforts to rebrand the Syrian opposition:

“The problems, essentially, can’t be solved because they’re part of the very fabric of this body,” said Faysal Itani, who follows the Syrian conflict closely as a fellow with the Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

The coalition’s president, Ahmad Jarba, hailed the development in a statement on the coalition’s website. “This is a diplomatic blow against Assad’s legitimacy and demonstrates how far the opposition has progressed,” he said.

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