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Syrian rebels reject key opposition body

Istanbul-based National Coalition suffers setback as 13 powerful Islamist groups say they do not recognise it.

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Key Syrian Islamist rebel groups say they do not recognise any foreign-based opposition group, including the National Coalition, which is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

"The National Coalition and the proposed government under [recently chosen] Ahmad Tomeh does not represent us, nor do we recognise it," 13 of Syria's most powerful rebel groups said in a joint statement late on Tuesday.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

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