Fearing stark future, Syrian Alawites meet in Cairo

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By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN (Reuters) - Followers of the religion of Bashar al-Assad who oppose the Syrian president met in Cairo on Saturday to support a democratic alternative to his rule, seeking to untangle his fate from their own. In the first meeting of its kind by Alawites who support the revolt, delegates aimed to draft a declaration supporting a united Syria and to invite other opposition groups to cooperate on preventing sectarian bloodletting if Assad falls. "We are inviting all of the opposition to confront the sectarian problem being ignited by the regime. ...