Qatar Foreign minister meets Syrian head of opposition

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Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah met Tuesday with head of the Syrian opposition government Ahmad Saleh Taama Anadolu Agency reported.

The meeting took up the latest developments on the Syrian front and means of supporting the Syrian people to overcome the current crisis, according to Qatar's official news agency.

Al-Attiyah reiterated Qatar's support for the Syrian people in their just case "as obliged by humanitarian and ethical duties to protect Syrian civilians from the oppression of the regime", the news agency reported.
He renewed calls for the international community and the Security Council "to take a firm decision on the Syrian regime's massacres against the Syrian people".

Taama, for his part, thanked the top Qatari diplomat for his country's efforts to support the Syrian people.

Qatar is a major supporter of the Syrian opposition against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Syria has remained in the throes of conflict since early 2011, when a peaceful uprising against al-Assad escalated into full-fledged civil war following a violent government crackdown.

According to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 150,000 people have been killed since the conflict began.

The Syrian opposition wants to topple al-Assad's dynastic regime, which has been ruling Syria for more than 40 years now.

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