In this photo released by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to Syrian diplomats, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.(Syrian Presidency Facebook page via AP)
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Syria's leading opposition body Saturday blamed the government for the mysterious death of one of its members after a car accident in the capital Damascus.Munir Darwish, 80, was a writer and founder of a Cairo-based opposition group seen as "tolerated" by President Bashar Assad's government. He joined the mainstream Syrian Negotiations Committee (SNC) in November but continued to live in Damascus.Khalidi said Darwish had not left Syria since late November out of fear for his safety, even though both his sons and wife lived abroad.
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