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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey. Idris the former leader of the Western-backed Syrian opposition’s military wing on Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014. rejected his recent dismissal, and along with more than a dozen senior insurgent commanders severed ties with the political opposition-in-exile, further fragmenting the notoriously divided rebel movement.(AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

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**FILE** Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Associated Press)

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On Monday May 27, 2013 Senator John McCain traveled into Syria for a period of several hours to discuss the current situation in Syria and U.S. Syria Policy with General Salim Idris, leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, and 18 commanders of FSA battalions from all of Syria. While meeting with Senator McCain, General Idris and FSA commanders asked that the United States increase its aid to the Free Syrian Army in the form of heavy weapons, a no-fly zone, and air strikes on Hezbollah. Syrian Emergency Task Force Field Director, Razan Shalab Al-Sham, Executive Director, Mouaz Moustafa, and Political Director Elizabeth O'Bagy organized and facilitated Senator McCain's trip into the country. Photo/Syrian Emergency Task Force

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On Monday May 27, 2013 Senator John McCain traveled into Syria for a period of several hours to discuss the current situation in Syria and U.S. Syria Policy with General Salim Idris, leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, and 18 commanders of FSA battalions from all of Syria. While meeting with Senator McCain, General Idris and FSA commanders asked that the United States increase its aid to the Free Syrian Army in the form of heavy weapons, a no-fly zone, and air strikes on Hezbollah. Syrian Emergency Task Force Field Director, Razan Shalab Al-Sham, Executive Director, Mouaz Moustafa, and Political Director Elizabeth O'Bagy organized and facilitated Senator McCain's trip into the country. Photo/Syrian Emergency Task Force

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** FILE ** Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army Gen. Salim Idris addresses the media after he discussed the situation in Syria with the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Guy Verhofstadt, right, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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** FILE ** Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army Gen. Salim Idris addresses the media after he discussed the situation in Syria with the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Guy Verhofstadt, right, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

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Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)