11 Jun 2012

Syrian opposition elects new president as violence continues

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 11 June 2012

The new leader of the Syrian opposition movement, Abdel Basset Sida says the rule of President Bassar Al Assad is nearing its end. Our correspondent in neighbouring Lebanon, Mitch Prothero, says the election of Mr Sida is an attempt by the Syrian National Council to appear more outward looking.