Syrian National Council Former President Abdelbaset Sieda

Syrian National Council Former President Abdelbaset Sieda

Tiziana Fabi/AFP/GettyImages

Abdelbaset Sieda, former president of the Syrian National Council, said the main duty of the provisional government will be to administer the areas under opposition control, and it will include a defense ministry that will seek to unite the various armed factions fighting Assad’s troops.