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In this Wednesday, May 7, 2014 photo provided by the anti-government activist group Coordination Committee of Khalidiya Neighborhood in Homs, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Free Syrian Army fighters board a bus leaving Homs, Syria. President Barack Obama may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, in an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to forces who have been asking for three years for military help in their quest to oust President Bashar Assad, administration officials said Tuesday.The step, which could be announced as early as Wednesday, would send a limited number of American troops to Jordan to be part of a regional training mission that would instruct carefully vetted members of the Free Syrian Army on tactics, including counterterrorism operations, the officials said. They said Obama has not yet given final approval for the initiative, and that there is still internal discussion about its merits and potential risks. (AP Photo/The Coordination Committee of Khalidiya Neighborhood in Homs)

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In this photo taken in 2013 and provided by the anti-government activist group of the Media Office for the Revolutionary Command Council in Quneitra and Golan, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Brig. Gen. Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir, the new military chief of the Free Syrian Army, posing for a picture in Jordan. The Western-backed Free Syrian Army has appointed a new military chief, opposition groups announced Monday as they try to restructure a rebel movement that has fallen into disarray as it faces rampant infighting and declining international support for its fight to topple President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Media Office for the Revolutionary Command Council in Quneitra and Golan)

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** FILE ** A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an AK-47 during a battle against the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar Assad, in Aleppo, Syria, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC, File)

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In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, a Shiite fighter from a group called the Hussein Brigade fires his weapon during clashes with members of Sunni-dominated Free Syrian Army rebels in the town of Hatita, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

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On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, Syrian civilians look for undamaged furniture, clothes and food in their homes, which were destroyed during clashes between the Sunni-dominated Free Syrian Army and Syrian soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, supported by Iraqi and Lebanese Shiite fighters, in the town of Hejeira, which Syrian troops captured, in the countryside near Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

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On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, Syrian civilians look for undamaged furniture, clothes and food in their homes, which were destroyed during clashes between the Sunni-dominated Free Syrian Army and Syrian soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, supported by Iraqi and Lebanese Shiite fighters, in the town of Hejeira, which Syrian troops captured, in the countryside near Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)