|code: 317389||Date: 2012/05/24 - 17:46||source: CNN|
Syrian opposition leader Burhan Ghalioun resigns: Report
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - According to a recent CNN report, the Turkey-based SNC issued a statement on Wednesday, saying it had accepted Ghalioun’s resignation.
The statement added that the SNC leader suggested restructuring the opposition council.
Ghalioun will stay in his position until the SNC elects a new leader in June, said the statement.
The report on the resignation of Ghalioun comes at a time when armed groups continue carrying out attacks inside Syria.
On May 21, Syrian state media said five people were killed in a bomb attack targeting a restaurant in the neighborhood of Qaboun in the capital, Damascus.
The West and the opposition blame the Syrian government for the unrest that began in March 2011, but Damascus says foreign-sponsored “terrorists” are responsible for the turmoil.
UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous said in a press conference in Damascus on May 21 that there is a “third party, terrorist groups, who are trying to gain advantage for themselves… but we have to see this as an issue within Syria, between the Syrians.”
“Any further militarization of the crisis is not to be accepted… it is a crisis between the Syrians and there is no justification in fueling the fire,” Ladsous said.
A group of UN observers are currently monitoring a ceasefire in Syria that took effect on April 12. The truce was part of a six-point peace plan proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan in March.