Syria's opposition National Coalition said it was pulling out of several international meetings to protest at the "international silence" despite the slaughter of civilians in the conflict.
Syrian government forces cross a street in a district under their control in Syria's second city Aleppo, on February 22, 2013. In the latest violence, monitors said more than 12 people had been killed when buildings collapsed after a missile strike on Aleppo.
The announcement came after the coalition had said it would form a government to run "liberated areas" of Syria, and as international condemnation mounted against Thursday's devastating attacks in Damascus that left around 100 people dead.
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