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Assad Knocks Israeli Aggression

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Given all that’s happened, this is a fairly level-headed response. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that Israel was trying to “destabilize” his country. It’s the first comments from the embattled leader after Israel reportedly delivered an airstrike in Syria. The target was a weapons convoy heading to Lebanon. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak hinted that his nation was behind it. Assad went on to say that Israel’s role of sabotaging Syria with “foreign enemies” had been unmasked.