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    Iran Supplying Syria Over Iraq

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    The Syrian military is getting support from Iran via shipments through Iraqi airspace, American officials said. It’s a supply route that was being used earlier this year until the White House pressured Iraq to shut it down, but officials say that Iran has increased its material support for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as the popular uprising in Syria continues. “The Iranians have no problems in the air, and the Syrian regime still controls the airport,” said former Lebanese Army general Hisham Jaber. Rebels in Syria have tried to shut down the route by capturing key border areas but have had little success in stemming the flow of supplies.

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