Syrian Opposition Figure Slams Russia for Continued Bombing

Riad Hijab, former Syria's prime minister and head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Riad Hijab, former Syria's prime minister and head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, gestures during his speech at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

MUNICH—A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see...

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