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Israel Bombs Alleged Terror Base in Syria

Israel bombed a target inside Syria that it claimed was an Islamic Jihad training base, striking deep inside its neighbor’s territory Sunday for the first time in three decades and widening its pursuit of Palestinian militants. The airstrike — a retaliation for a suicide bombing Saturday that killed 19 Israelis — alarmed the Arab world and deepened concerns that three years of Israeli-Palestinian violence could spread through the region. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for Saturday’s bombing, in which 55 people were wounded. Washington urged both sides to show restraint — but added pointed criticism of Syria, saying Damascus “must cease harboring terrorists and make a clean break from those responsible for planning and directing terrorist action from Syrian soil.” Full Story

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