The situation in Syria could not be more of a mess. Infighting has led to complete disarray among opposition leadership. Edward Yeranian and Lisa Schlein have explained it all at Globalsecurity.org.
A group of Syria-based opposition factions has accused the main opposition coalition-in-exile of failing to represent the Syrian people, in a sign of further disarray among opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.
The four opposition factions issued a statement Wednesday threatening to withdraw recognition from the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition unless it expands its membership to include “revolutionary forces” inside Syria.
The Syria-based groups said the sharply-divided SNC has failed to represent the two-year old anti-Assad rebellion at the “organizational, political and humanitarian levels.”
The statement came as SNC members struggled to reach any agreements on future strategy despite holding more than a week of meetings in Istanbul.