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Israel turns up heat on Syria, kills Palestinian militant chief

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon turned up the heat in Israel’s war of words with neighbouring Syria, already the focus of growing US anger, by labelling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as “dangerous” because he could misjudge the balance of power between their countries. As Sharon added fuel to US criticism of Damascus, accused by Washington of harbouring Iraqi leaders and chemcial weapons, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in the territories, including a local militant leader gunned down in his West Bank hideout. Sharon told the daily Yediot Aharonot Tuesday that “Bashar al-Assad is dangerous because he is capable of making the same error over the balance of forces with Israel as he made with the Americans, and he has a force which obeys his orders: Hezbollah,” Lebanon’s Shiite Muslim militia. Full Story

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