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Syria opposition to choose PM as regime planes 'bomb Lebanon'

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Syria's opposition coalition met in Istanbul to choose its first prime minister on Monday, as Syrian warplanes bombed northern Lebanon for the first time in what Washington labelled "a significant escalation" of the conflict. 

Free Syrian Army chief Selim Idriss answers questions during a press conference in Istanbul on March 18, 2013. Syria's opposition coalition met in Istanbul to choose its first prime minister on Monday, as Syrian warplanes bombed northern Lebanon for the first time in what Washington labelled "a significant escalation" of the conflict.

A former Syrian agriculture minister, an economist and a communications executive lead the race to head a rebel government ahead of a vote by the umbrella Syrian National Coalition that could change the course of Syria's civil war.

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