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  1. U.S. Begins Syria Airstrikes as Israel Hits Regime Jet

    It has begun, but where will it end? A U.S.-led air coalition struck Islamic State targets in Syria, with reported bombings in the militants’ stronghold of Raqqa. Several Arab countries joined the operation, but that fragile alliance may already be threatened by today’s downing of a Syrian government jet by Israel. It’s also unclear who will gain control of any Syrian territory vacated by IS, and without ground troops, some fear the campaign will play right into President Bashar al-Assad’s hands.

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