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Syria's role in Lebanon
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Can Syria help towards a lasting ceasefire?

Jonathon Charles talks to Syria's Ambassador to London about the prospects of a meaningful ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon and the role Syria plays in the region.

There's no end in sight to the latest crisis in the Middle East.

The number of dead continues to rise in Lebanon and Israel.

Israel has blamed Hezbollah for triggering the conflict by seizing two Israeli soldiers.

One of the militant group's main supporters is Syria.

Can there be a ceasefire without involving Syria?

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