This from Reuters news agency:
Syria's opposition wants approval from fighters inside the country to agree to international peace talks in Geneva to give the process more legitimacy, sources at talks have said.
The leadership of the Syrian National Coalition is meeting to agree its stance on the so-called "Geneva 2" talks, which aim to end Syria's two-and-a-half year civil war by creating a transitional governing body.
A draft resolution reaffirms the coalition's commitment to a political solution to the conflict and echoes a declaration in London last month by the Friends of Syria pro-opposition alliance, ruling out any role for President Bashar al-Assad in a transitional administration, opposition sources said.
The 108-member coalition is to due vote on the resolution, with 50 percent plus one vote needed for it to pass. But opposition sources said coalition members want to seek the backing of rebel fighting units, community leaders and activists inside Syria for the resolution, to counter criticism that it is out of touch with those battling on the ground.
Major rebel brigades have declared their opposition to the Geneva process if the conference does not result in Assad's removal and some have said they would charge anyone who attended the planned international talks with treason.
"We have to share this (draft resolution) with the forces inside, as well as community leaders and activists. We need to confirm this with them," said one member of the Syrian National Council, a grouping within the coalition.
He said the resolution already contained tough conditions for participation in the conference, but those on the ground might want to tighten them further.