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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)