Syrian opposition leader to resign amid infighting
SYRIA'S main opposition council was thrown into disarray yesterday as its chairman announced his intention to resign, and one of its most powerful factions threatened to withdraw.
Burhan Ghalioun's declaration that he no longer wished to head the Syrian National Council dealt a morale-sapping blow to the faltering and increasingly fragmented campaign to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
Mr Ghalioun said he had been left with no choice but to quit after divisions within the SNC reached a crescendo.
Mr Ghalioun has led the SNC since its formation last September, but his reign has always been an unsettled one. (© Daily Telegraph, London)