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    Syrian Violence Spreads to Lebanon

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    A mass kidnapping of more than 30 Syrians in Lebanon has officials worried that violence is spreading throughout the Middle East region. Seven Lebanese hostages being held in Syria were also wounded Wednesday, with four others still missing, according to a rebel commander. Meanwhile, a Syrian government fighter jet struck the northern town of Azaz Wednesday, killing at least 30, and injuring at least dozens more, many of whom are women and children.

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