Syria oppo holds unity talks in Spain

Jan 09, 2014, 10:38 AM EST
Syrian Kurdish demonstrators hold portraits of comrades who died during the current civil war in Syria during a rally on October 14, 2013 in Syria's Kurdish town of Dohuk.
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After years of waging a series of separate fights against the Assad regime, the disparate rebel groups -- including some Islamist militants -- met in Cordoba Thursday with the intention of developing a national approach to peace talks, though the prospect of concessions given their recent military setbacks is slim.