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Israeli strike on Syrian defense base an attempt to derail peace talks | RT Op-Edge

An alleged Israeli strike on a Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia late Thursday had multiple purposes – not least of which was to undermine Syrian peace negotiations, former US Senate foreign policy analyst James Petras told RT. An Obama administration official told AP that the attack happened overnight on Thursday, but provided no further details. ...

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Syria crisis: Russia denies Hillary Clinton claim over helicopters | guardian.co.uk

Russia rebuffed US accusations that it was supplying armed helicopters to Syria as Bashar al-Assad’s regime said its forces had defeated rebels in Latakia province. Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, flatly denied a claim by his US counterpart Hillary Clinton that the aircraft were being delivered. He made clear that the supply of what he called “anti-air defence systems” was ...

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