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Syrian opposition 'hoping for more powerful weapons'


In the skies over Syria on Monday morning government fighter jets were attacking opponents on the ground.

The war in Syria continues, and the balance of strength is on President Assad's side. But might that change soon? Opposition groups have come together this week in Qatar and seem to have created something of a united front.

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen told the Today programme: "What the opposition will be hoping is that they will get more powerful weapons, things like anti-aircraft missiles, that they can use to redress the balance against the regime."

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