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Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

A rebel fighter takes aim at regime forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 1, 2013. Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort bWashington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. "It's under consideration," said a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.