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Western-backed Syrian rebel commanders reject leader's sacking

(FILES) This photo taken on March 6, 2013, shows chief commander of the Free Syrian Army Brigadier General Selim Idriss speaking during a press confrence at the European Union Parliament in Brussels. The Free Syrian Army announced on February 16, 2014, it had fired Selim Idriss as its military chief and appointed Abdel al-Ilah al-Bachir to replace him. In a video broadcast on the Internet, the rebel coalition said its military council had decided to replace Idriss because of "the difficulties fa

 

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