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Key Syria Islamist rebels say do not recognise National Coalition

Syrian rebels inspect a tank that was left behind by government forces following clashes in the outskirts of the northern city of Raqqa on July 1, 2013.

Syrian rebels inspect a tank that was left behind by government forces following clashes in the outskirts of the northern city of Raqqa on July 1, 2013.  (AFP/File)

Key Syrian Islamist rebel groups said late Tuesday that they do not recognise any foreign-based opposition group including the National Coalition.

"The National Coalition and the proposed government under (recently chosen) Ahmad Tomeh does not represent us, nor do we recognise it," said 13 of Syria's most powerful Islamist rebel groups.

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