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Week Ahead: Syrian opposition comes to Congress

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of May 5.
The chief of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Ahmad Jarba (C), the General Secretary of the Syrian National Council Bader Jamous (R) and member of the coalition Monzer Akbik (L) attend a meeting of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition forces on September 13, 2013, in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

The Western-backed Syrian opposition will blanket Capitol Hill next week, with no fewer than four top officials making their case for the United States to step up its involvement by providing anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons.

The president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces — Syria's main opposition umbrella group — will be visiting with top lawmakers of both parties Wednesday through Friday.

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