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Mideast fighting ripples through region

The fighting between Israel and Hezbollah threatens to deepen the schism between U.S.-backed Arab regimes like Egypt and Jordan that want a peaceful settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict and a hardline camp led by Syria that rejects peace at any price. The ripples could prove far-reaching in a region already fearful of spillover from several conflicts. The fighting in Iraq is taking a deeper sectarian turn with a surge in Shiite-Sunni killings. Israel forces have been pounding the Gaza Strip since shortly after the June 25 capture of an Israeli soldier by militants linked to the Palestinian Hamas group. Full Story

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