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'Unprovoked' US attack on Syria

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Syria has accused US forces of carrying out a raid inside its territory near the border with Iraq. The Syrian foreign ministry said eight civilians were killed in the attack. Jihad Makdissi, of the Syrian Embassy in London, says this is an outrageous crime and an act of aggression. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analysis of the long running dispute between Syria and the US.

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