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Assad: Israeli raid 'destroyed chance of peace'

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has said Israel's recent raid on ships trying to deliver aid to the Gaza Strip has destroyed any chance of peace in the region for the foreseeable future.

Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports live from the Syrian capital, Damascus.

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