Free Syrian Army fighters look through a window overlooking Al-Tarraf checkpoint after seizing it from forces of Syria's President Bashar Assad in the southern Idlib countryside July 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi)
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The main exiled Syrian opposition group elected Wednesday Saudi Arabia-based businessman Hadi al-Bahra as its new president in a bid to end internal divisions and breathe fresh life into its flagging struggle to oust President Bashar Assad.The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Assad, will be hoping Bahra enjoys greater success than his predecessor Ahmad Jarba in keeping up the pressure on the regime. Bahra is softly-spoken yet he has frequently publicly denounced human rights violations by the Assad regime, as well as the international community's failure to step up assistance to the Syrian people.
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