Syria 'fires Scud missiles'

Syrian forces have reportedly fired Scud missiles at rebels in the north of the country. The US state department would not confirm the type but said missiles had been deployed.

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Obama: US recognises Syrian opposition

President Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative"of its country's people. Credit: PA Wire

Barack Obama has declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative" of its country's people, deeming the move "a big step" in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian president Bashar Assad's regime.

Mr Obama told ABC News that the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council "is now inclusive enough" to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for greater US and international support for the organisation.

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