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Govt recognises Syria rebel group

The Government has formally recognised the National Coalition of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the "sole legitimate representative" of the Syrian people, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced

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Syrian opposition welcomes UK recognition

The Syrian National Coalition opposition group welcomed Britain's official recognition of it as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, a coalition spokesman said.

This step is very important and I think it will encourage more Syrians to join the coalition and trust it and it will also encourage other European states to recognise it.

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