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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:14 PM

Syria Opposition Seeks Rebel Backing for Geneva Talks

Syria's main Western-backed opposition coalition has announced it will not attend proposed peace talks in Geneva unless it receives the backing of rebels on the ground.

Syrian National Coalition spokesman Khaled Saleh, speaking to reporters on the second day of an SNC meeting in Istanbul Sunday, said an opposition delegation will hold meetings in Syria with different brigades from the rebel Free Syrian Army in the coming days.

Saleh said if the SNC "is going to be in Geneva, [the rebels] are going to be part of that delegation."

Coalition members want the backing of rebel fighting units, community leaders and activists inside Syria to counter criticism that they are out of touch with those battling on the ground.

http://www.voanews.com/content/syria-opposition-seeks-rebel-backing-for-geneva-talks/1787406.html

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:39 PM

1. Shouldn't that read

insurgents seek insurgent backing for Geneva talks.

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