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The recognition is nice and everything but we need real support.
That today from the head of Syria's opposition coalition the coalition trying to bring down the government.
At the United States joined a hundred countries in recognizing that group as the sole representative of the Syrian people.
In an interview with ABC news -- Barbara -- set to air on Friday on -- -- twenty.
The president put the main opposition group on the path to becoming series only government.
If and when the rebels take out president Asad regime.
We made a decision that would be Syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough.
Is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them.
Legitimate -- represented the Syrian people.
In opposition to the Assad regime and so we will provide them recognition and obviously -- recognition.
On the part of that coalition.
The head of the Syrian national coalition says they need military equipment.
But the White House is still against arming the group at the same time Syrian state television reports a huge explosion rocked the main gate of the interior ministry in the capital of Damascus.
And a senior US defense official says the Syrian military is now firing scud missiles at rebel fighters think of that.
The government firing scud missiles at its own people inside its own borders.
The -- -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt as she's -- the United Nations what else do we know about these scud missiles.
Well according to US officials -- -- -- something like half a dozen.
Of those scuds have been fired over the last few days the target not surprisingly.
Groups of the -- position rebels although according to the saying US officials that have not been any reporting casualties.
Among those rebels which is a demonstration of just how inaccurate these -- generally off.
-- viewers might remember that being used dozens of times by Saddam Hussein back in the gulf war in 1991.
So what is the point of firing such an accurate weapons well it could be yet another negotiating ploy.
By president Bashar Al Assad or in the -- the White House it might just be another act.
Act of desperation listen.
This would be the latest desperate act.
From a regime that has shown utter disregard.
For innocent life utter disregard.
For the lives.
Of its own citizens again the idea that the Syrian regime would launch missiles within its borders and its own people.
Is stunning desperate.
-- completely disproportionate military escalation.
Now one of the concerns about the scuds is that it it -- off capable of being bombed with chemical weapons bearing -- -- Although we understand that there is no indication whatsoever that the six also that have been fired what carrying such weapons -- Is the formal recognition of this opposition group designed to separate the moderates from the extremists.
-- that was certainly the message being sent by US representatives at this meeting of the friends of Syria.
In Marrakesh Morocco William Burns the undersecretary of state was leading the US delegation in the absence of second of state Hillary Clinton.
Who is still suffering from that stomach bug I he made the US position.
Very clear that they do not approve of unwarranted violence against any Syrian civilians whom ever carries -- that violence listen.
Human rights abuses cannot be tolerated no matter who commits them they will only weaken to -- that you hope to inherit.
This week the United States designated the extremist group a mystery front as a terrorist organization.
This group is little more than a front -- -- in Iraq.
And we urge all our friends and partners to join her efforts.
But the leader of the opposition that the -- US it now has formally recognized.
Said that designated Al knows -- -- designating Al -- -- as a terrorist group is a completely pointless.
And on the helpful exercise and although opposition rebels have also said that they need Al -- -- which the US says is al-Qaeda affiliated quite simply because those -- those remembers in the woods of many activists of the best fighters they have -- Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations tonight.
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