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Is the Middle-East war now going to include Israel?

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Submitted by Dean (United States), Jun 26, 2013 at 13:05

Does the Russian withdrawal of its army and civilians from its naval base at Tartus, Syria leaving it unmanned indicate a widening war in the Middle-East? (Jerusalem Post breaking news ticker tape)

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The Russian pull-out comes as a surprise and seems to contradict the solid support for the regime. Let's wait and see what it means.

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