Is Syria's official opposition a serious force?

Help

There are opposition groups inside Syria, but like their counterparts outside the country, they have not managed to come together under a united message.

Then there are other groups who claim to be opposition, and yet seem to be favoured by the regime.

The BBC's Lina Sinjab attends a gathering in Damascus called the Force for Peaceful and Democratic Change, where none of the groups wanted President Bashar al-Assad to go.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.