File - Syrian National Coalition (SNC) leader Ahmad Jarba speaks during a press conference to talk of the "Geneva II" peace talks, on January 23, 2014 at the Intercontinental hotel in Geneva. (AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES)
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In a boost to the Syrian opposition, Washington has recognized its offices in the United States as diplomatic missions, US officials said Monday, as the movement's chief prepares for high-level talks here.Washington, which is already the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to Syrian people caught in the three-year conflict, is boosting its non-lethal support and speeding up military deliveries to what it sees as moderate rebels, those fighting both regime forces and the militant groups flooding onto the battlefield.Jarba will be accompanied on his eight-day trip to the United States by the new chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Brigadier General Abdelilah al-Bashir, his office said last week.The US along with many EU allies recognized the Syrian coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in late 2012 .
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