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WEST POINT, N.Y. May 28 In a major foreign policy address on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he will work with Congress to ramp up U.S. support for Syrian opposition groups that are the best alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.
"We will step up our efforts to support Syria's neighbors - Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq - as they host refugees, and confront terrorists working across Syrian borders," Obama said in his prepared remarks. (Reporting by Jeff Mason, Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu)