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Opposition group forms 'National Salvation Government' in Idlib province

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian General Conference, group of former Syrian army officers and local activists, on Thursday have formed 'National Salvation Government' to operate in opposition-held areas north of the war-torn country.

The domestic group has appointed Mohamed Al-Sheikh as head of the 'Government' with 11 more ministers for Interior, Justice, Endowment, Higher Education, Education, Health, Agriculture, Economy, Social Affairs and Displaced, Housing and Reconstruction and Local Administration and Services.

Al-Sheikh, in a press conference held at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing has also announced formation of four commissions.

Inspection Authority, Prisoners and missing Affairs, Planning and Statistics Authority, and the Union of Trade Unions.

The founder of the Free Army, Col. Riyad al-Assaad, was appointed as deputy prime minister for military affairs.

In parallel, the Syrian National Coalition, the key opposition group in exile, has its own interim government in liberated areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces.

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