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  1. Israel Launches Air Strikes in Syria, But Lips Stay Sealed

    Syrian state television reported Wednesday that explosions in the sky were routine military research. But conflicting reports surfaced Thursday, claiming the explosions were actually strategic strikes by the Israeli Air Force on a supply of Russian surface-to-air missiles bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon. An Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman refused to address the reports, which allegedly originated from an anonymous source in the Obama administration. Rumors circulated of a second Israeli attack in Damascus. That’s a lot of conversation about something no one is officially talking about in an already complex Middle East.

    Sources: Haaretz, The Daily Star, BBC

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