Tawfik Donia, left, an Alawite member of the executive committee of the Syrian National Council, listens to a fellow Alawite following a meeting of members of the Syrian Alawite sect who are opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Members of Assad's Alawite sect met in Cairo on Sunday in an attempt to distance themselves from the Damascus regime in its crack down on the Syrian revolution. Members of the Alawite community, a Shiite offshoot of Islam, who make up about 12 percent of Syria's population have either rallied behind Assad or stayed quietly on the sidelines of the civil war. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Tawfik Donia, left, an Alawite member of the executive committee of the Syrian National Council, listens to a fellow Alawite following a meeting of members of the Syrian Alawite sect who are opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Members of Assad's Alawite sect met in Cairo on Sunday in an attempt to distance themselves from the Damascus regime in its crack down on the Syrian revolution. Members of the Alawite community, a Shiite offshoot of Islam, who make up about 12 percent of Syria's population have either rallied behind Assad or stayed quietly on the sidelines of the civil war. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Tawfik Donia, left, an Alawite member of the executive committee of the Syrian National Council, listens to a fellow Alawite following a meeting of members of the Syrian Alawite sect who are opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Members of Assad's Alawite sect met in Cairo on Sunday in an attempt to distance themselves from the Damascus regime in its crack down on the Syrian revolution. Members of the Alawite community, a Shiite offshoot of Islam, who make up about 12 percent of Syria's population have either rallied behind Assad or stayed quietly on the sidelines of the civil war. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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